Youngsters clapped along with Dotsy the Clown during a show at a Teddy Bear Picnic in Straffordville Community Park, Wednesday, July 15. About 115 children participated. The annual event, held at different sites around East Elgin each year, was organized by the Ontario Early Years Centre, Elgin County library, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, Tyke Talk and also included exhibits from Bayham Fire Service. Elgin St. Thomas EMS and Ontario Provincial Police. Aylmer Optimists served a free hot dog lunch for everyone involved.