Black Bear Diner announced that its Burleson and Alliance diners will be hosting bear statue carving events in an effort to raise funds and drive donations for Make-A-Wish North Texas.

Artist Ray Schulz will be carving two five-foot bear sculptures at Black Bear Diner’s Burleson (Saturday) and Alliance (Sunday) locations that will be sold to the highest bidder of the auctions, with all proceeds being donated to Make-A-Wish North Texas. The auctions will be held through February 11, with guests able to place a bid by visiting Make-A-Wish North Texas – Black Bear Diner Auction ( There is also an option on the auction site to simply donate should guests want to do so.

In addition to the live carvings, guests will be able to enter to win free Black Bear Diner meals for a year. Entries for free meals will only be in person on the day of the event, and there is no purchase necessary to enter, but donations are encouraged. Lastly, the first 100 kids at each day’s event will win a free stuffed bear. Join the celebration for an important cause.

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