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Rededication of Woody the Bear: a little local history

John Supino stands with Woody the Bear in Cochecton, NY.
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COCHECTON, NY — The members of the Cochecton Preservation Society will be re-dedicating Dick Guttzeit’s carved bear on Saturday, June 14, at the train station located at 8537, Rt. 97, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The event is to remember Dick Guttzeit; Melvin Pierce, who inspired Dick to carve the bear; Woody Schlegel, for whom the bear was named; the brutal events Woody suffered by villains and Mother Nature; and to meet John Supino, the man who saved Woody from being scrapped. Refreshments will be served. There is plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. Tour the train station too. For more information call 845/932-8104 or email peggyr.8104@gmail.com.