Boo At The Zoo Winds Down

By: Brandee Weber Email
By: Brandee Weber Email

Boo at the Zoo comes and goes at the same time each year. This year 10/11 was happy to have a booth set up after the train ride to give out just a couple more pieces of candy when the parents thought they had made it through all 40 trick-or-treat stations. It felt like Christmas on Halloween when we popped out and forced a little more sugar into those already full bags.

Jon and Taryn Vanderford broadcasted live for one of the 10/11 First at Four newscasts dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland. They made it a family affair and got their kids in on the action, too. Brad Anderson made several appearances as a heavy metal rocker and opened the festivities by doing his weather live for the noon newscast the day the zoo opened. Several other on-air and behind-the-scenes staffers made appearances, too. You may or may not have recognized us in our disguises.

The most important thing to come out of the event, besides having a good time and puting smiles on kids faces, is that all the money raised goes back to the zoo to help feed and care for the animals during the winter while the zoo is closed. Thanks to everyone who Thanksgiving!

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