This announcement from MLIve/Kalamazoo Gazette. Not only is the name very appropriate but the winning entry came from Audubon Society of Kalamazoo members.
On Friday July 25th, Fifth Third Bank’s naming committee selected “Promise” as the official name of the falcon that was released to the wild Thursday, July 3, after it fell from its nesting box on the 13th floor of the bank building on Michigan Avenue last month.
The winning name was submitted by Erin and Nate Fuller and their 5-year-old son Theo, of Kalamazoo.
Here is what the Fullers had so say about the name:
“This name pays homage to the Kalamazoo Promise and gives the bird’s name a distinct Kalamazoo connection, honoring its birthplace no matter where it may end up. It also speaks to the promise of more peregrines in Kalamazoo for years to come, thanks to many partners who have helped this amazing nesting success occur. Last but not least for the poets in the crowd, ‘Promise’ alliterates with ‘Peregrine.'”
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