Sunday, March 15, 2015


 
BELA, "WELCOME TO BROWNSVILLE'S ZOO"

The zoo is always fun. Bela almost knows all of the animals. I was quite surprised how many she names without us telling her their actual names. Last July I bought the pass for the grandfather, his two daughters, Bela and one guest. It was just a few more dollars than me paying for all of us to get in once. Bela's mother takes her on the bus with the grandmother quite a bit. We as a group have been many times. Friday was great with the exception it was packed - I mean packed. The pass includes parking.

If nothing else it is just good exercise.  The time I bought the family pass there was a family there who walks everyday at the zoo for family exercise time.  It is easier on the kids because they are also getting time with the animals.

I cannot stress enough the value of the family pass.  If you know a family who can benefit from the pass - buy it for them.  Bela's family will get another pass from me come July 15th.  With the exception of my scholarship donations I make to UTEP, and the gift I give to Nicaraguan families every year, direct charity works best for me.  I have spent a small fortune promoting Bela's education.  In pre-K at age 5 she is computer literate - she is a wiz on her tablet and pod.  She was well prepared for pre-K and is well into learning what she will be learning in kinder.

Sometimes direct charity to a child or family, if properly targeted to education, can do more than a blind donation to a group which uses a percentage for administration.

Anyway, go to the zoo - it is one of Brownsville's many bright spots.  Buy your family and a family in need a pass.  It is good medicine in every way.

BROWNSVILLE NEEDS TO PROMOTE A WEEK OF A WALK IN THE PARK, WHILE PROMOTING THE FAMILY PASS

I expect things this summer.  Some group needs to do theater in the park at Lincoln Park - it does not need to be Shakespeare - it can be a play children will like.  It can be several plays.  But they need to allow us to bring our picnic baskets and wine. 

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