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For Immediate Release:
November 07, 2011
Media Contact:
Veronica C. Buie

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and County Commission colleagues recognize couple for outstanding volunteer service at Zoo Miami

On Thursday, November 3, 2011, in the Board of County Commission chambers, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, along with Chairman Joe A. Martinez, Mayor Carlos Gimenez and members of the Board of County Commissioners began their meeting with a special presentation recognizing Ron and Kathy Medford for their outstanding service and ongoing commitment to volunteerism at Zoo Miami.

Mr. and Mrs. Medford, retired residents of Cutler Bay, have volunteered over 82,000 hours at Zoo Miami since 1997, never missing a day. They both have a passion for volunteering and a love for animals and have managed to volunteer their time at Zoo Miami seven days a week beginning each day as early as 6:00am. Rain or shine. The two have been married for nearly 50 years and have several animals of their own. Zoo spokesperson Ron Magill calls the Medfords "amazing".

Commissioner Moss stated, "Ron and Kathy Medford are an inspiration to many and they really embody the spirit of community and volunteerism. September 2010-2011 was the highest annual attendance in Zoo Miami's history and I believe we can thank the Medfords for their role in this great achievement."

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