FKWBC Dedication Ceremony to Bob & Barbara Gintel
On Saturday, June 8th, 2013 the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center held a Dedication Ceremony honoring Bob and Barbara Gintel for donating the necessary funds to purchase the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary and Visitor Center for the FKWBC. This donation ensured that Sanctuary would continue its mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release native and migratory wild birds that have been harmed or displaced, to provide or locate a humane shelter for those birds that cannot be released, and to educate the public toward the importance of coexistence with all wild bird species. The FKWBC Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary and Visitor Center is located at 93600 Overseas Highway, Tavernier and is open to guests from sunrise to sunset everyday. The FKWBC Hospital is located at 93997 Overseas Highway and hours of operation are 8am-4pm. The Hospital Staff is on call out-of-hours. If you have a “Bird”gency please call 305-852-4486. The FKWBC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies solely on the generosity of both public and private donations and grants.
Also I would like to recognize the following for their support with the dedication.
Here are some donors who so supported the FKWBC Dedication Ceremony honoring Bob and Barbara Gintel, held June 8th, 2013
FKEC, LaRocco Enterprises, Brett Eckblom - Native Construction for donating the Coral Rock for the Dedication Plaque, ASAP for positioning the rock,Betsy Keteltas & Holly Hight – Island Equity Real Estate; Florida Keys Sun Wear – Joani and Randy Towe, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; Printing Plus; Ric – SeeMyBeach coverage http://www.seemybeach.com/default.asp?page=1&article=1172; Key Largo Rotary; Mitchell Enos Septic Tank Corp; FKWBC Board including John Stuart, Barbara & Alan Pareira, Luise & Tom Dailey,Normand & Rea Leigh Gonsalves (Gonsalves Electric), Dr. Bob Foley, Randy Groh, Jack Curlett, Tracy Widener, Sara Hamilton, FKWBC Sanctuary Staff including Claudio Derungs, Ray Olivencia; FKWBC Hospital Staff including Amanda Margraves, Erin Ulrey, Kayla Gainer and Volunteers: Corinne Hughes, Frank Ganganath, Wilma Nierman, Ken Lorber, David Morrow, and Bruce Hall and for all of the attendees who made the dedication so special for Bob and Barbara Gintel and his family and friends.
Denise Malefyt published an article in the Coconut Telegraph about the Bob Gintel’s Dedication.
Please see the following:
Article in Florida Keys Free Press
Least Tern Story: http://pdf.keysnews.com/weeklys/freepress.pdf
The Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is a 501(C)(3) Charitable Organization
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