Have Dreams of Africa? The Clock is ticking to buy your tickets…
The El Paso Zoological Society's annual gala is little over a month away. The "Dreams of Africa Safari" raffle tickets are still being offered though the Zoo Society Office. This year, two people get the opportunity to see the wonders of nature with the grand prize - a trip to Kenya!
All raffle proceeds are benefiting the El Paso Zoo and once you buy your ticket - you don't even have to be at the Gala to win. (But, don't miss the chance for a fabulous party). The drawing is May 19th during the Gala at the El Paso Country Club. Only 500 tickets were printed and are being sold at $100 dollars apiece. You can stop by the Zoo during Earth Day or anytime before May 18th or call the Zoo Society and charge a ticket over the phone with your credit card. The El Paso Zoo Society phone number is 532-8156.
Winners of the "Dreams of Africa Safari" trip will depart from El Paso International Airport and the roundtrip airfare to Nairobi is included in the prize! The tour group will make stops in Nairobi, Samburu and Mt. Kenya, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Nakuru National Park, including a visit to the Giraffe Manor and the famous Karen Blixen Museum. You remember her… Out of Africa….Meryl Streep?
Ok, benefits go to the Zoo. So, what exactly are you paying for? Over the years, through fundraising, grants and donations, the El Paso Zoological Society has assisted the El Paso Zoo in its offering of educational programs such as the "Traveling Safari" - which visits local schools with a series of informational classes. This year's Zoo Camp will teach children about the endangered Amur leopard and a message of conservation. The Zoo offers the chance to see wildlife up close - the only face to face experience for many children. But for a $100 ticket - you might have a chance to see exotic animals while riding on a Safari Minibus with pop-up roof for photography and touring Masai Mara & Samburu Game reserves. You might spot exotic wildlife - lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo roaming the plains or see the bathing pools where hippos and crocodiles swim. The trip of a lifetime and the money helps the kids back here experience nature!
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