This photo appeared in The Star on July 17, 1968. Its original caption:
Not all elephants get to have riders, and not every child gets to the top of an elephant. Children and beast teamed yesterday to make the dreams of both come true. The 125 children are once-a-week participants in the cultural enrichment program of the First Baptist church, 2310 Linwood Blvd. They met Starlight, an elephant from the Kansas City Zoo, at a park near the church.