FlutterbyNight: ZooFari Gets a Butterfly Flair

GROWING WILD: Supporting this year’s ZooFari are, from left, Keegan Young, Tulsa Zoo Friends COO; Kathy Raschen, ZooFari co-chair; Marcy Reed, ZooFari co-chair; and Tom Kivisto, SemGroup president and CEO and the presenting sponsor. Funds raised from this year’s ZooFari benefit the zoo’s Growing Wild capital campaign.

TAMARA M. HOOKS, Tulsa Zoo Friends

This spring brings “Flutterby Night” at the Tulsa Zoo. SemGroup presents the 14th Annual ZooFari, an after-hours zoo event for the entire family on Friday, May 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ZooFari offers parents, grandparents and children the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful spring evening at the zoo. A variety of food from more than 25 of Tulsa’s finest family restaurants is sure to please everyone’s appetites. Families will also enjoy a host of activities including live music by Admiral Twin, Jupiter jumps, free train and carousel rides, Tender Loving Clowns, costume characters, animal presentations, carnival-style games, face painting, arts and crafts projects, a silent auction and a raffle. New this year, families will have the opportunity to meet some of the state’s well-known college athletes and coaches such as Sean Sutton, Scott Sutton, Corey Williams and Doug Wojcik just to name a few. It’s an event that’s sure to please the young and young at heart!

Proceeds from ZooFari benefit the zoo’s Growing Wild! capital campaign, a fundraising project dedicated to developing new exhibits for the zoo’s California Sea Lions, Amur Tigers and Snow Leopards.

Tickets are $15 for children ages 3-11 ($10 for Zoo Friends Members) and $25 for adults ($20 for Zoo Friends Members). All children ages 2 and under are free. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.tulsazoo.org or call (918) 669-6608.

ZooFari is presented by SemGroup. Other ZooFari sponsors to date include Associated Litho, Shh! Creative, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Tulsa World, Tulsa Kids, Southwood Landscape & Nursery, Tender Loving Clowns and Party Paradise.
The ZooFari 2006 committee includes Co-Chairs Kathy Raschen and Marcy Reed.

Members are Lisa DeJarnette, Julie Meshri, Julie Wood, Donna Boswell, Suzanne Manis, Diane Henderson, Amiee Sacco, Amy Murray, Julie Nickel, Molly Rooney, Kim Sutton, Lara Koch, Dede Soulé, Christine Grigsby, Tracy Rudd, Ashley Bracken, Dianne Siegfried, Margarita Gaberino, Tracy McCabe and Hayley Vann.

Updated 04-28-2006

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