Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dave & Kathy King

Dave and Kathy King have been volunteering with World Bird Sanctuary since the year 2000.

Dave and Kathy at the WBS Holiday Party which honors staff and volunteers

In 1999 World Bird Sanctuary Executive Director Walter Crawford and I led a chartered bus tour up and down the Mississippi River to view wintering Bald Eagles.  This was where we first met Dave and Kathy King who had signed up for the tour.

We first met the Kings on an eagle viewing bus tour - photo by Mike Zieloski

That day traveling up and down the Mississippi proved to be a great day for viewing Bald Eagles, ice, and waterfowl.  But the best part of the day was meeting Dave and Kathy, who became volunteers the next year and have been helping us ever since.

Dave holding Patriot the Bald Eagle - photo by Mike Zieloski

These two long-time volunteers are fun loving and are always ready to help at any World Bird Sanctuary event, including preparing meals for staff, interns and volunteers for many of our special events.  For many years they have run our food concession stand for Birds in Concert every Thursday evening in August, as well as the food concession for our Annual Open House event in October.

During many WBS special events you're sure to find Kathy serving up food for the hungry crowd

Dave fires up the grill and cooks the meat while Kathy serves up a variety of delicious and eye appealing accompaniments to Dave’s main course. 

Be sure to stop by the food concession stand and meet Dave and Kathy when you attend Open House or Birds in Concert.  Dave is sure to put a smile on your face with his easy-going friendly manner and wry quips.
Submitted by Michael Zeloski,  World Bird Sanctuary Director of Education

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