Kiwanis Club gets on the wild side with Sharkarosa

Kiwanian Bill Wright presents the “You Make A Difference” award to Scott Edwards who is holding Joey.

Kiwanian Bill Wright presents the “You Make A Difference” award to Scott Edwards who is holding Joey.

Larry Varnes

Scott Edwards received his “You Make a Difference Award” from Kiwanian Bill Wright. Scott was the speaker at one of the Kiwanis Club of Robson Ranch meetings. But he was not the star of the day. He brought with him two of his friends, Joey and Cobie. You can probably guess that the Cobra is named Cobie.

During Scott’s presentation he also asked the question, “Have you ever met a camel eye to eye? Then come to Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch and get ready to come face to face with exotic animals from around the world!” Well along with several other Kiwanians, we went out to Sharkarosa, and I came face to face with that camel. In fact I got a big kiss on my nose from Cami. Now that’s an experience.

Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch is a 501(C)(3) non-profit and is an interactive educational wildlife ranch, licensed by the USDA. It is located at 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point, Texas 76258. This unique facility sits on 126 breathtaking acres and is home to over 100 animals. You can visit Sharkarosa on open-to-the-public Saturdays and Sundays, or make a reservation for a private tour or party.

The Mission of Sharkarosa is two-fold: One, to participate in conservation efforts for the rare and endangered species that call the ranch home; and two, to provide North Texans with a place to learn about and interact with animals from around the world; animals they would otherwise only read about in books or gaze at through a distant zoo exhibit.

So come on, are you ready for your next wild adventure? It’s just part of the fun Kiwanians have in addition to serving our community.

If you like to hear about things going on in our community, come to a Kiwanis Meeting. We meet on the first and third Fridays of every month from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the Bandera Room of the clubhouse.