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    Posted July 21, 2008 by
    JamesAmerson
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    Pensacola, Florida
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

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    Betsy also introduced me to the Executive Director of the zoo, Danyelle Lantz, a wonderful young woman that has her hands full.  Just recently, she was approached by someone who claimed to be from Disney and wanted to put on a "High School Musical" fund raiser.  And without going into sorted details, it wasn't true - it was a sad hoax.  Thank goodness that the zoo wasn't taken for much of its own money, just less than a thousand dollars.  But the heartbreak of having hope giving to her at a time of great need, just to be let down and waste precious time when she could have been organizing a legitimate fund raiser was a nasty kick while being down.

     

    Danyelle and the staff have worked very hard to keep the Zoo Northwest Florida afloat and was nice enough to find time to give Jeff and me an interview.

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