News and Updates

"Hurricane Harvey Damage and Cleanup"
Posted: October 6, 2017

The good news is 100% survival rate for the ARK for both birds (40) and turtles (60)!

The buildings were damaged and the cleanup continues with the help of volunteers and generous donations.

For more information, click this link to visit the ARK Facebook posts.

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"Farewell Service for Tony Amos"
Posted: October 1, 2017

On Saturday, September 30th a service was held for the late Tony Amos. Tony Amos died on September 4th of complications associated with his pancreatic cancer.

Included in the service was the release of a green sea turtle from the ARK carrying Tony's ashes on its back, along with farewell words and memories from Tony's family and close friends.

Tony's Farewell Service - September 30th

For more information, click this link to visit the ARK Facebook posts.

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"Tony Amos 80th Birthday Party"
Updated: August 22, 2017

What a success! Our thanks to all of you who joined us for this special occasion! Your gift to the endowment fund is greatly appreciated.

When: SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm.
Where: PORT ARANSAS CIVIC CENTER, 710 W Ave A

Honorary Chairmen: Lee, Ed and Sid Bass
Keynote Speaker: Carter Smith, Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife
Underwriter: Bobby Patton

Tony's 80th birthday was celebrated in grand style with a stirring tribute by keynote speaker Carter Smith, classic storytelling by Tony, music by The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, and a fabulous formal catered dinner.

All proceeds go to the Anthony F. Amos Endowment for the ARK

Click here to view/print the flyer if you would like a keepsake of this event.

For questions or feedback regarding this event, contact us via email: friends@friendsoftheark.org

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