Zoo To Do, a fundraising gala by Peoria Zoological Society to benefit the Power of Play campaign, will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. This special event includes gourmet dinner by Chef Josh Adams of June Restaurant, a raffle, cocktails, and live entertainment at Peoria Zoo. Animals from the education collection roam the event with their keepers, and guests have the opportunity to go behind the scenes into the night quarters for an exclusive look at what happens every day at the Zoo with its many species.
Tickets are $125 each or $250 per couple, and are available for purchase at the Front Desk/Safari Gift Shop at Peoria Zoo, online at www.peoriazoo.org, or by calling (309) 681-3500. Tables of 10 are available.
The “Extreme Makeover” Raffle includes a selection from the following prizes:
1. Home Makeover – building allowance from Noah Herman Sons ($5,000 value)
2. Play-Time Makeover – new Rainbow Play Systems “Sunshine Castle Package” (valued at $5,843)
3. Home Entertainment Makeover – home theater package and Hearth & Patio certificate ($1,000 value)
4. Jewelry Makeover – Jones Bros. Jewelers gift certificate ($1,000 value)
5. Office Makeover – Herman Miller Aeron chair (valued at $900)
6. Portrait Makeover – V Gallery portrait session and images (valued at $750)
7. Women’s Makeover – consultation and facial with an esthetician, gift cards to Cloud Nine, Belle Mie, A Perfect Pear Boutique, and hair and makeup services at Natural Concepts Salon and Day Spa. (combined value of $900)
8. Wellness Makeover – wellness package from Peoria Family Chiropractor, 3-month membership to Club Fitness, and a massage from Therapeutic Body Mechanics ($600 value)
9. Golf Game Makeover – Peoria Park District summer golf package (valued at $500)
10. Landscape Makeover – A skid steer rental from Altorfer Rents ($250 value)
All proceeds benefit the Power of Play campaign. The power of play is at the center of a child’s ability to learn and grow. Junior League of Peoria and Peoria Zoological Society have joined forces to bring a day-long destination for learning through play to Glen Oak Park. Want to know more? Visit www.powerofplaypeoria.org. Not able to attend? Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated! Make checks payable to Peoria Zoological Society (PZS) and mail to: 2520 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603. PZS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization; all donations are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Catherine McGeehan, Peoria Zoological Society Development Director, at (309) 681-3504. Visit our website at www.peoriazoo.org.