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Little Falls boy's dream leads to Saturday zoo fundraiser


Eleven-year-old Gage VanRisseghem has a dream to see a zebra at Pine Grove Zoo.

Recently VanRisseghem attended a member’s day event at the Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls and he saw a layout for future zoo plans. In the short term plan, he saw that the zoo wanted to obtain a zebra and already had an area for it to live.

He was so excited to see a zebra in the plan, at his favorite zoo; he decided to come up with his own plan for raising the money necessary to purchase it.

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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