Bananaversary Member Day a success!
Member day group(1)
A big pant hoot thank you to the over 300 members that toured the sanctuary in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the rescue of 266 former Coulston chimpanzees.  Members travelled from all over including New Jersey, Ohio, Chicago, and even as far as Canada, just to name a few!!

Executive Director Phil Flynn greeting guests

Members had the opportunity to meet members of our Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff, purchase a variety of STC merchandise (including original chimp art – a favorite!), learn about the different forms of enrichment we give the chimps, and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Guests were surprised when our friends from Treasure Coast Harley Davidson showed up with the motorcycle they are raffling off  in 2013 to benefit the chimps.  Nearly 100 tickets sold!  (Stay tuned for details on purchasing raffle tickets and the Save the Chimps Bike Run on June 8, 2013.)  



Thank you to our friends at CocaCola’s Fort Pierce Distribution Center for donating variety of refreshments for our guests and two great coolers to keep the drinks cold and to Blindfold Magazine for donating their wonderful magazines to add to the goodie bags.
And last but not least….

A great big pant-hoot THANK YOU to our volunteers whose hard work and dedication helped make this day possible.

wish list tree

We loved meeting our members and were inspired by their compassion and excitement as we introduced them to the chimps and shared with them what life is like here at the sanctuary.

Thank you for attending and being a part of our chimp family!

Remember to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and be sure to mark your calendar to become a 2013 Member in January and register for next year’s event.

We look forward to making next year’s event even better and seeing you again!

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