Autumn Weil

Blue Ridge Literacy Council

Executive Director


For Immediate Release

Blue Ridge Literacy Council Introduces Alphabetta Bear Quest

Hendersonville, NC June 20, 2019 – The Alphabetta Bear Quest is a fun way to involve our community in a search of this beautiful hand-painted bear located on Third Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville. Search high and low on the bear’s coat to try and find the hidden tribute. All correct entries will be placed in a drawing to receive a gift basket with an autographed "Miss Julia inherits A Mess" by Ann B. Ross, A New York Times Best Seller, items from Gaia Herbs, and a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. The winner will be notified on 10/3/19. Two generous philanthropists sponsored the bear and the brilliant artist used her talent to bring Alphabetta to life.

Alphabetta Bear was painted by Wendy Brusick in memory of Theodore and Lillian Brusick, lovers of literacy and life-long learning. “We are grateful for the generous gift of Alphabetta Bear, and want to have some fun with the community exploring her alphabet coat and mountain scene. After all, we learn to read so that we can read to learn,” shared Autumn Weil, Executive Director. Visit to enter your guess or email

The Blue Ridge Literacy Council is the only 501©3 dedicated to transforming lives through improved literacy and English communication skills in Henderson County.