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June 13, 2014

Residents dress to impress at zoo show

Gainesville — The “ZooLaLa” luncheon and style show put on by the Frank Buck Zoological Society at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday was a sell out with 270 tickets sold to benefit projects at the zoo.

Zoological Society treasurer  Sara Wallace said that it was a popular event with plenty of good food and lots of style for men, women and children.

“Despite the rain this morning, everyone came out in support of our wonderful zoo,” Wallace said. “We set up 36 tables and most of them are filled.”

Many Cooke County residents from all walks of life participated in the style show wearing everything from shorts and sandals, dresses, pants and the ever popular cowboy up look of boots and jeans and cowboy hats.

Besides stylish clothes, Zoo director Susan Klevin and zoo employees Jason Streeter and Vanessa Gagne were on hand walking the runway with zoo residents, namely a parrot, a blue macaw bird and a 14 year old turtle named Sola that could live as long as 100 years and weigh upwards of 200 pounds.

The Zoological Society is still in the process of deciding how the money will be used and if new exhibits will be added this year.

“We so appreciate all of the merchants that donated such wonderful gifts for the auction and raffle.”

“This is an event that everyone looks forward to each year,” she said. “It has been a big success.”

 

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