While visiting with Nancy, Scooter, Mel, Bill and Chew in White River during Winnie's Hometown Festival we are delighted to have new friends visit the festival.... REAL relation of Winnie the Bear. Three black bears (a mom and two cubs) were about 100 feet from us on the other side of Nancy and Sccoter's shed. The mom bear sent the cubs up a tree to get them out of danger -- US! I of course wanted to go pet the bear -- while my White River friends who are much smarter than I made sure I stayed a safe distance away. In the 13 years of visiting White River this was my first REAL bear sighting.