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Black Bear Diner holds carving fundraiser to help Shasta Women's Refuge

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 17 2013 06:24:51 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

The Black Bear Diner in Redding hosted a bear carving demonstration on Monday to raise money for the Shasta Women’s Refuge and Family Justice Center.

Artist Raymond Schulz was the artist carving two five-foot bears in less than six hours.

This is the second year that the Black Bear Diner in Redding has hosted this event. The carving started at 9 a.m. and it lasted until 3 p.m.

One of the custom carved bears was awarded to a local who won the bear in a raffle. The other will remain at the Black Bear Diner restaurant.

The tickets for the raffle were $5 for one or a set five for $20.

Schulz said it’s an honor to be able to do what he loves and help those who need it at the same time.

"I actually really enjoy coming,” said Schulz. “It’s always fun coming down here and working with them, it’s always a good time, good food and good causes that bring us down here.”

No Black Bear Diner purchases were necessary to participate.