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Mission Accomplished!!! Our MAY 20th, 2017 annual gala raised over $100K which feeds our elephants for  yet another year. Be sure to check back soon for information on our 2018 event!

A VERY special thank-you to our sponsors that helped us pull it off...

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 ... our MC and entertainment for the evening...

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 Mr Jim Vanderzwaan

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...and most of all, those who joined us to make this event so successful....

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As always, we take great pride in the decor and the people who make it happen. NOTHING is rented so that your donations go where they belong, to the animals.

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And of course, what’s an EARS event without ELEPHANTS???!!!

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Special people receiving special recognition for all they do for animals.

Our Ring Leader, Jim Vanderzwaan & Charlie go to work.

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Beautiful people, wearing beautiful hats, helping build a zoo.

We simply can’t thank them enough.

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We Promise, there’ll be more for 2017 as we get them...

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White done right...

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A spectacular evening in “White” that was yet another success for the elephants of EARS and animals of Monterey Zoological

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We do love when people dress the part..

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And of course our signature “Wild Things” in attendance...

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Just some of the very special people who help us do what we do for animals...

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The perfect ending to a perfect event, dancing the the Alison Sharino Band...

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A bright and colorful decor was only made more colorful by...

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... filling it with the awesome people who came to support our efforts...

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The heartbeat of our event, our volunteers and staff.

...There might be some Master of Ceremonies who come close to doing a incredible a job as Jim Vanderzwaan does for us but none look better doing it!!! ...

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There’s just NEVER a shortage of beautiful ladies at our event!!!

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What’s a Rio party with a Samba band...

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... and what’s a Samba band without Samba Dancers??? We had it covered!

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It just wouldn’t be and EARS event without an elephant in the room.

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Our honorees this evening, special people who do special things for our animals.

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The best part of our event is watching so many enjoy the work and dedication our volunteers put into it.

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The people make the party!

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Carla, our auctioneer is far more than just an auctioneer to us, she’s family!

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”Ya dance with the one that brought ya”, and Charlie brought “Doc”.

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And once again, Joe Sharino and Band kept the party rocking to the end as only he can do.

Click here to see photos from past years events, all the way from the beginning. Be sure to check back for information on our next event, you wont want to miss it!

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