Mr. Gem City Bear 2017 named in Dayton

Gem City Bear owners Joshua Driscoll and Raven Driscoll with Mr. Gem City Bear 2017 Benjamin B Benton in Dayton on Aug. 5. (Photo courtesy of Joshua Driscoll)

DAYTON — Benjamin Benton of Indianapolis took home the Mr. Gem City Bear 2017 title in August.

The contest was held at MJ’s on Jefferson in Dayton on Aug. 5 and was hosted by the Gem City Bears and Scarlett Fever. The contest raised $700 for Brigids Path, which provides inpatient medical care for drug-exposed newborns, non-judgmental support for mothers, and education services to improve family outcomes.