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Thank you PAWS volunteers!
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our PAWS volunteers who worked from sun up, 'til sun down (and then some), to put on an event of this magnitude. For information on becoming a PAWS volunteer, click here
 
Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for going above and beyond!
Maggie Ferrari-
Rowland
Jelly Belly 
Lorrie Morris
Cindy Minghelli
Calaveras Dry Cleaning 
Nancy Hair
Tina Benedict
Nancy Baker
Galen Hazelhofer
Donna McCormick
Marcie Christensen
and. . . 
The Amanda Blake Fan Club
 
A big thank you to PAWS wonderful staff of elephant keepers:
Brian Busta, Debbie Morrow, Michelle Harvey, Mervin Ramirez, Jon Bays, Rolando Perez, Pablo Pallaviccini, Nick Carriera, Tom Alteri, Tom Calmese and Wendy Singh.
 
An equally big thank you to our tiger keepers:
Al Araujo, Stephanie Brechtel, Michelle Dang, Eden Rivas, Renae Smith and Kayla Wilson.
 
Sincerely,
 
Pat Derby and
Ed Stewart
 
A Message from Pat Derby 
 
This year's Elephant Grape Stomp welcomed a crowd of more than 400 visitors to ARK 2000 on one of the loveliest days of the year. The crowds gathered around the elephant and tiger areas as the playful animals ate and demolished pumpkins, grapes, grapevines and cornstalks.
 
Annie, one of our Asian elephants, feasted on a private stash of grapes as her companions, Wanda, Gypsy and Rebecca, roamed the hills in search of hidden treats.
 
As usual, the African group, led by Mara and Ruby, followed the crowd and consumed enormous amounts of grapes and vines which were fed to them by Pat, Ed and the elephant keepers.
 
Maggie, Alaska's beloved elephant, won the votes for most popular elephant and was crowned "Miss TUSKany of 2009" with an edible wreath of grapevines, fruit and vegetables. Her companions all received edible bouquets of kale, grapes and squash.
 
The Elephant Grape Stomp raised more than $50,000 for the animals. Don't miss next year's event! The Elephant Grape Stomp is celebrated each year on the third Saturday of October.
 
Pat Derby
President
 
 
Thank you to everyone who attended this year's ELEPHANT GRAPE STOMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year's SILENT AUCTION was a huge success. Our sincere thanks to those businesses and individuals who donated items, and to everyone who bid on them.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you Il Fornaio for your continued generosity and support -- providing delicious food for our events for more than 11 years!
Il Fornaio
Jeff Newland - General Partner
Gretchen Wacholder - Event Manager
 
 
Thank you Blue Mountain Transit of San Andreas, for once again providing friendly, safe and efficient shuttle transportation for our guests!
 Devra Lewis - Owner, Blue Mountain Transit
 
 
Thank you to our 2009 Elephant Grape Stomp Wineries! 
The following wineries participated
in this year's event.
Please show your support by visiting their
Web sites and tasting rooms.