The Van Winkle Law Firm purchased the "City Pride" bear at Historic
Downtown Hendersonville's annual Bearfootin' Art Walk & Auction
on Saturday, Oct. 22. The bear was sponsored by the Hendersonville Bar
Association and designed by West Henderson High School visual arts students.
Proceeds from the purchase benefit Pisgah Legal Services, a nonprofit
law firm that provides free legal advice, pro bono attorneys and community
legal services for underserved populations in Western North Carolina.
Each year, local artists create one-of-a-kind artwork on Hendersonville's
iconic bear statues to represent community nonprofit organizations. Proceeds
from the auction benefit local charities. Over the years, the event has
raised more than $220,000.
"We were happy to participate in this year's Bearfootin' Art
Walk & Auction and support the wonderful work of Pisgah Legal Services," said
Caroline Knox, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm. "The 'City Pride'
bear will be proudly displayed at our Hendersonville office."
Check out the photo below of Caroline Knox with the "City Pride" bear: