District 21 of The Order of the Eastern Star donated 23 stuffed bears and bunnies to the Mint Hill Fire Department today. The program is a state-wide initiative where districts collect stuffed animals to donate to fire departments. The bears and bunnies are used to help console kids on emergency calls. The kids get to keep the stuffed animals if they want. In all, District 21, which includes Mint Hill, collected 222 stuffed animals from July to October. In the photo, Della Sperlbaum, DDGM and Ron Sperlbaum, DDGP of the 21st District pose for pictures in front of a Mint Hill fire truck.