The envelope contained checks and this note:
"My name is Madison Benfield. I really love animals and for my 7th birthday I asked my parents [Sally H. and Brian H. Benfield] if I could have a petting zoo party at my house. I wanted to share my love of animals with my friends..."
"Instead of presents, I asked my friends to make a donation to the animals at the NC Zoo...I love going to the Zoo...The pink flamingos are my favorite! When I opened my birthday cards, I counted all the checks and cash...[over $300] I hope [most of it] can go to the flamingos."
The picture is of Madison and me. I am honored to be in a photo with this fine young lady.