September 06, 2003


Beverages = booze and/or wine (for those who don't know). Get the patrons all liquored up so when the auction starts, people bid more than they normally would.

Not a bad racket - and good for the zoo!

Sounds like a fun way to raise funds! I assume they aren't auctioning an evening cleaning out the lion house, or grooming the hyenas, Do local companies donate gifts?

Actually, the "auction lots" are sponserships for the animals. Zoobilee is the only fundraiser for the zoo. The first year we worked, I was amazed that the winning bid for the "big" auction lot, the lion exhibit, was $75,000! I'm not really sure what you get for winning other than your name on the exhibit. Maybe a fun-filled afternoon at the zoo feeding and grooming "your" animal!

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