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Bearfest 36 a Combination of Philanthropy and Fun

April 22, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University will host its 36th Annual Bearfest April 23-26 on the residence hall lawn known as the "DMZ."  This year's theme is "Operation Bearfest," a James Bond type adventure. 

On Friday, April 25, Bearfest will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the Miller-Keystone Blood Bank.  Donors can sign up to give at

On Saturday, April 26, Bearfest will hold its 8th annual 5K Race Against Racism, beginning at 9 a.m.  Registration will open at 8 a.m. on race day.  Registration cards can also be picked up at the McFarland Student Union desk.  All proceeds benefit the Olivet Boys and Girls Club.

Other events include a zipline, bungee bull, pudding and water slides, laser tag and a variety of games and music.  For a complete schedule of events visit