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Monday, August 11, 2014

Rip Ribble, an icon at the Santa Ana Zoo, joined me today at 9am pst!

Rip Ribble, an icon at the Santa Ana Zoo, joined me today at 9am pst! And we also chatted about Zoofari 2014 – Monkey Magic! coming up August 23 --- their 22nd annual black tie fundraising gala, Zoofari 2014, “Monkey Magic!”

If you missed Rip on today's show, you can listen to our conversation here!

ABOUT RIP RIBBLE
  • Retired Executive Director of Santa Ana's Parks, Recreation & Community Services Agency.
  • Past President & current Board Member of the Friends of the SA Zoo.
  • For the past 10 years, have Volunteered each Tuesday as one of the Zoofari Express Train Engineers.
  • Responsible for adding the Crean Family Farm to the Zoo and assisted in the purchase of the new Conservation Carousel.


The Zoo's Entertainment Stage, entitled the "Rip Ribble Education Station" was named after him.

Worked 4 years as a "Skipper" on Disneyland's Jungle Cruise. Rip resides with wife Karen in Yorba Linda, has two grown children. He is a graduate of Orange Coast & Cal State Fullerton & honorably served 4 years in the Marine Corps.

Here's a feature on Rip:
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/zoo-314599-rip-president.html


Coming up at the Santa Ana Zoo....August 23 with our 22nd annual black tie fundraising gala, Zoofari 2014, “Monkey Magic!”

Zoofari 2014 – Monkey Magic!

Let the magic, merriment, and moneymaking begin on August 23 with our 22nd annual black tie fundraising gala, Zoofari 2014, “Monkey Magic!”

The evening includes valet parking underwritten by the Tudor House, a fully-hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, “50 Monkeys Jumping On The Bed” signature drink, photo opportunity, Magician and Monkey-themed decorations by R.W.B. Party Props, and live and silent auctions. Ed Arnold returns as our honored host for the evening, while Glen Fladeboe, our preeminent fundraising auctioneer, will serve as the master of ceremonies again for the live auction, followed by a fully-catered sit-down dinner by Parties by Panache and dancing into the night.

Honorees this year are Thanh Nguyen, PhD & Ginger Nguyen and Tana Everhart from Knowlwood Restaurant, and our very own resident veterinarian, Scott Weldy, DVM.

The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo Board President David Exline says “Join Zoofari Event Manager Cathi Decker and myself for the best-ever Zoofari Fundraising Gala. Bid on wonderful trips, beautiful baskets, and one-of-a-kind gifts in our live and silent auctions, as well as enjoy an evening under the stars with a delectable catered dinner, drinks, music, and dancing!”

This year, Zoofari is raising money to help the monkeys at the Zoo as well as numerous other Zoo improvements. Your support of Zoofari will help make the Zoo a fabulous place for the young and young at heart!


ZOOFARI 2014 –“MONKEY MAGIC”

August 23, 2014

5:30 PM to Midnight

(714) 953-8555 x10

www.santaanazoo.org

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