Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio
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Lynch-Award Winning Author to Join Shaker Woods Festival


Jason Lynch is the owner and CEO of E. G. Bear Company and was selected the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 2007 Home-based Business Champion of the Year for West Virginia. 100% of all E. G. Bear Company’s products are proudly made in West Virginia. Founded in 1995 by a group of church friends to honor Emery Glenn Moore, Jason Lynch has grown this basement business into a cottage-based manufacturing company that employs people who work out of their homes. Lynch was also awarded the 2005 Top Toy Producer for Tamarack, Best of West Virginia and the 2007 Generation Next 40 under 40 from the West Virginia State Business Journal. Jason Lynch graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in 1995 as a Laut Honor Scholar in Business Management and was awarded the 1995 Arch Bishop Swint medal for Community Service there. He graduated from Ohio University with a Masters in Health Administration in 1996.

Lynch is joining the Shaker Woods Festival this year to entertain families and children with a storytelling workshop called, “Where is My Chicken”, demonstrating toy making, and gardening workshop “Seed to Market.” Lynch will educate visitors on using your existing resources to strive for homespun excellence in Shaker and Appalachian traditions.

In 2012, Lynch was awarded the Mom’s Choice Award for “Everyone Has Hope” Lynch and his family have also built the World Largest Teddy Bear named Evan. The 62’ tall bear was stuffed at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV on November 22, 2008 as part of a special holiday event. After completion, the 28’ wide patchwork bear has set out upon a mission to do the most good throughout the world. The creation of Evan was inspired by the children’s book “Teddy Bear Helps on the Farm.”

The book was written by Martin and Delia Wach, Jason Lynch, and the children of Appalachia. This title was awarded “The Mom’s Choice Award” in 2015. Lynch offers workshops that “stir up” people to help others and learn at the same time. Lynch can be seen visiting outstanding venues all over the country.


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