<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/12\/Rose_Parade_artist_rendering.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-15999" alt="Rose_Parade_artist_rendering" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/12\/Rose_Parade_artist_rendering-300x148.jpg" width="300" height="148" \/><\/a> <a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/12\/Bear_Rose_Parade.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-16006" alt="Bear_Rose_Parade" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2015\/12\/Bear_Rose_Parade-224x300.jpg" width="224" height="300" \/><\/a>Public invited to recommend names for two black bears featured on float\r\n\r\nWild, Wonderful West Virginia this week encouraged individuals to recommend names for the two West Virginia black bears featured on the WVU Medicine Children\u2019s Rose Parade Float which features the Mountain State. The float, a partnership between WVU Medicine Children\u2019s and Children\u2019s Miracle Network Hospitals, will take part in the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.\r\n\u201cWe are excited to see Wild, Wonderful West Virginia join the long-standing Rose Parade tradition with this float showcasing our beautiful state,\u201d Commissioner of Tourism Amy Shuler Goodwin said. \u201cFrom the 55 bricks honoring our 55 counties to the snowy winter slopes, it truly is a work of art. We look forward to seeing the finished float in the parade on New Year\u2019s Day.\u201d\r\nThe theme for the 127th Rose Parade is \u201cFind your Adventure.\u201d The WVU Medicine Children\u2019s Float celebrates the Mountain State\u2019s four seasons and abundant recreational opportunities - including whitewater rafting, golfing, biking, fishing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. The state animal, bird and flower are featured, in addition to the iconic New River Gorge Bridge and Greenbrier Resort Springhouse.\r\nTo recommend a name for one or both of the two hand-decorated black bears: 1) visit www.facebook.com\/gotowv, www.twitter.com\/gotowv or www.instagram.com\/gotowv; 2) locate the photo of the bears; 3) comment with suggested names. The bears\u2019 names will be announced Dec. 23.\r\nFor more information about the WVU Children\u2019s Miracle Float, contact Megan Skubovius, or any member of the WVU Medicine Children\u2019s Development Office, by calling 304-598-4346. You can also visit the float website at www.miraclenewyear.com.