Zoo gets donation from U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund

Courtesy photo The DeYoung Family Zoo recently received a $5,000 check from the U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund, which is held in the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula. Ken Gartland presented this check to owners, Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer, with the help of the Hannahville first, second, and third grade classes, along with teachers Laurie Tufnell and Donna Allsworth.

WALLACE — The DeYoung Family Zoo recently received a $5,000 check from the U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund, which is held in the Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula. Ken Gartland presented this check to owners, Bud DeYoung and Carrie Cramer.

The Hannahville first, second, and third grade classes, along with teachers Laurie Tufnell and Donna Allsworth, were also present to help accept this donation. This group of classes is also referred to as Hannahville’s “Bear Clan.”

“We are pleased that the Hannahville Bear Clan was here to help accept such a generous donation … and to learn (about) and see our new Black Bear Habitat,” said DeYoung.

DeYoung’s wife Carrie Cramer was also thankful for the visit.

“It is always a pleasure to see people of all ages come to the zoo and their reaction to seeing various animals we have” Cramer said. “The Hannahville Bear Clan enjoyed their visit tremendously.”

Both owners are grateful to the U.P. Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Fund for the generosity of the donation.

Gartland, the representative of the fund, said, “We really enjoyed the energy, curiosity and politeness of the Hannahville Bear Clan. It is our pleasure to give back to the communities in which we live and seeing the direct impact it has on people of all ages makes it all worthwhile.”

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