Over the years, Giddy Up Ranch has become synonymous with birthdays and anniversaries. Whether it’s the city of Pico Rivera celebrating its 60th or children celebrating their first, we are often called upon to provide the party’s centerpiece.
Recently, Fox 11, along with its many viewers across Southern California, celebrated a very special anniversary. And once again, Giddy Up Ranch answered the call.
The cast and crew of the Fox Television’s “Good Day L.A” morning show paid tribute to long time colleague, Tony McEwing, as he celebrated his 25th year as a broadcast member. The celebration included the unveiling of a street now named in his honor, and a ride along that paved road on an unusual transport.
A big man requires large transportation. And on this day, it was a camel that would parade him from one end to the other. Though he first appeared hesitant, the King was finally aboard and presented to his loyal subjects.
“Good Day L.A” is the most watched morning show in the city of Los Angeles, establishing a new ratings record in 2017. Tony McEwing joined the FOX team in 1993. Giddy Up Ranch is no stranger to the FOX set, appearing each December on the morning show, in its Heifer International promotional segment.
In case you can’t google fast enough to translate the title of this blog post, I’m here to assist you. The language is Hebrew, and the English translation is “Happy Purim Festival”. This Jewish holiday is celebrated late winter or early spring. And for more than twenty years now, Giddy Up Ranch has been a major part of the celebration.
For Giddy Up Ranch, Purim brings many visits to Jewish temples, schools and private homes across Southern California. The desired items may vary, though the festivities are all the same. Some will keep it simple with just a petting zoo, while others choose to wow their guests with camels and other exotics.
These photographs were taken at a Purim event for Valley Torah Girls High School in Sherman Oaks. And as you can see, it wasn’t only the students that dressed the part, so did our camels.
Nadia and Joe were the guests of honor, giving many of the girls their first opportunity to not only see a camel in the flesh, but to also ride one. Facebook and Instagram are priorities in the teenage world. And nothing draws more attention, and more likes, than the image of something out of the ordinary to go “one up” on your friends.
We’d like to thank Valley Torah High School for having us, and look forward to being part of this event again.
CHAG PURIM SAMEACH!