Friday, December 5, 2014

Bald Eagle Release

Want to watch an immature Bald Eagle fly free and honor local veterans of war?  It's all going to happen in Traverse City!  Treat yourself to one of the most moving events you will ever experience.  Join Wings of Wonder on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 pm - rain, sleet, snow or wind - at the Grand Traverse Area Veterans Park Memorial at 11th St. and South Elmwood Ave. This release is dedicated to our area veterans of war. Several other local non-profits will also be in attendance (A Matter of Honor, Veterans for Peace, and Military Working Dog Team Support Association). 

Please help us spread the word by sharing this notice, posting to Facebook, and telling your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome. Don’t be late!  Dress warmly, bring your camera and please leave your dog at home.   Call Wings of Wonder if you have any questions at 231.326.4663.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bald Eagle Release

Wings of Wonder is inviting the public to our next raptor release.  We will be releasing a juvenile Bald Eagle on friday, Sept 12, at Eagle Meadow located at 3805 West Empire Highway, Empire, at 6pm.  Everyone is welcome.....invite your family, friends and anyone you happen to meet on the street.   Don't be late, leave the dog at home and don't forget your camera.  If you have any questions, please give the center a jingle at 231.326.4663

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Their bags are packed and they are ready to go....

Wings of Wonder is holding a raptor release of three young Eastern Screech Owls and this time with an extra special touch – three people will be given the opportunity to do the actual release. The event is Thursday evening, Aug. 29, and is being hosted at The Little Traverse Inn (149 E. Harbor Hwy) in Maple City. Live music by Celtic band Swallowtail and dinner specials at the Inn. For a minimum $20 donation, enter a name into the release contest with the drawing at 8 p.m. Winners will be outfitted with handling gloves to hold an owl for photos before the eventual release.

Monday, June 17, 2013

You are invited to a bald eagle release!

What better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than to witness it's symbol flying free - it's everything you feel when you think about our country.  The USA chose the Bald Eagle as its representative:  strong, majestic, a fierce competitor.  You have the chance to get up close and personal with our nation's symbol, on it's birthday weekend, to witness its freedom.  Que the song "God Bless America" and mark your calendars to attend this spectacular event.  Bring your kleenex - everyone always sheds a tear witnessing this rare occasion and load up your pocket change (we hope you'll be so grateful to be an American that you'll donate to Wings of Wonder to help support our efforts to save Bald Eagles and other raptors).  Join us to watch this rahabilitated Bald Eagle soar to freedom.  Bring your kids and house guests but leave the dog at home.  
When: Saturday, July 6th, 2013
Where: Eagle's Meadow, located 7 miles east of Empire, south side of M-72
When: 10am.  We highly suggest you arrive before 9:30am to secure your space

Please share this invitation with your friends, family and colleagues.  Everyone is welcome to attend this truly special event.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jonah's fundraising success

Jonah's fundraising success stories:
 Jonah was first introduced to me through a letter that he had sent to Wings of Wonder 3 years ago, when he was 7 years old.  Here is the letter:

(This is what the letter said: "Dear Wings of Wonder, I got this money from letting people pet my dog for $1.00.  P.S. I do not want Wings of Wonder to run out of money.  signed Jonah.)

Now that Jonah is 10 years old, he decided to organize another fundraiser...this one to take place at Books-a-Million in Traverse City.  Jonah created all the press releases, posters, handbills and even did a presentation at his school.  He talked a buddy into helping him pass out Wings of Wonder brochures, bumper stickers and to collect donations during the day of the fundraiser.

In addition to the donations collected at the bookstore, a number of folks chose to donate directly to Wings of Wonder.  I had posted a note to our membership that over a 14 day period all donations collected would be applied towards Jonah's fundraising efforts.  

The final tally is now in....Jonah raised $810.00 for Wings of Wonder!

Jonah is a huge inspiration to all of us...proving that one person can make a difference!
He reminds us all to be the change we want to see in this world.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The power of One

Jonah is clearly demonstrating, through his actions, that one person can be the change he wants to see in this world.