There are several events leading up to Easter, and one of them took place this past Sunday. Churches across Southern California commemorated Palm Sunday by recreating the eventful entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. And while these performances were filled with waving palms, which was also thrown before the actor’s feet, it was Giddy Up Ranch that provided the ass he rode in on.
One of those locations was the United Methodist Church in Redondo Beach, where not only did the congregation welcome our Jerusalem Donkey, but many also knew her by name.
Though it was my first visit to this place of worship, one of us had been there before. Our donkey was quickly recognized, greeted and even called by name. Now, I must admit, we have several people that assist us on the ranch that couldn’t tell the name of one donkey from the next, so it was puzzling that this group in Redondo was able to remember. But soon the pieces came together, as I met the church’s Pastor, Molly, who bears the same name as their repeat visitor.
After our Molly posed for photographs, she then led the Palm Sunday procession, with a child actor aboard. As the palm was laid before her feet, she was somewhat tempted to stop and nibble. But having a job to do, onward she went. Through the church, adjacent the stage, and patiently waiting for the Pastor to finish her words, Molly was a Palm Sunday centerpiece, with all eyes on her.
Be it Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem or Mary riding into Bethlehem, the donkey is an integral part of biblical recreations. If you already missed out on a Palm Sunday presentation, you still have several months to reserve a donkey for Christmas performances. The December dates book fast, so be sure to reserve yours today.
Cinco De Mayo
Of course, donkeys aren’t limited to biblical themes, and the calendar shows another event right around the corner. Cinco De Mayo is quickly approaching, and in the past we have provided display donkeys to bars all over the Southland. The above photograph was taken locally at the Tilted Kilt a year ago, as an Irish pub was transformed into a Latin Cantina for the Mexican Holiday. If you are a bar owner or marketing manager interested in a burro for your festivities, give us a call today.
Be it a Kentucky Derby gag animal or a birthday party with a Latin Theme, our donkeys are available and ready to entertain. Make this jaw-dropping addition, and invite all your friends and family to come check out your ass.