June 20, 2024

Lee Richardson Zoo

“A Wild Affair,” Lee Richardson Zoo’s wildest and most prosperous “Fun-Raiser” of the year is Saturday, September 7, 2019. This exceptional evening takes place under the stars of the Zoo’s West Green and features live music by Mike Benish and the Buckner Creek Band, as well as special appearances by zoo animal ambassadors. Enjoy a roaring good time while you and friends sip on a variety of adult beverages while sampling delicious foods from some of the region’s best restaurants and caterers. Bid on hundreds of unique items in the live and silent auctions, all to benefit improvements at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Lee Richardson Zoo will be closed during regular zoo hours September 7 to prepare for the festivities. The southwest gate will reopen at 6 p.m. for the event. Food served until 8 p.m. Tickets are all-inclusive and just $40 per person or $50 each after Labor Day. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the event. Guests must be 21 to enter. Purchase tickets at Lee Richardson Zoo, Blue Fox Boutique, and Ward’s Garden Center, online at www.folrz.org., or on the Friends Facebook “A Wild Affair” event page.

“A Wild Affair” early sponsors include Garden City Veterinary Clinic; Knoll Crop Protection; Tyson Foods; Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Commerce Bank; Brian Headrick, DDS; Western Motor; Larry Johnston Auctions; Kansasland Tire; Lewis, Hooper, and Dick, LLC; El Remedio Market; Royal Farms Dairy, LLC; Tyler Stubenhofer at Edward Jones; and Keller-Leopold Insurance. Sponsorship and food/beverage provider opportunities are still available.

For more information about the event or to get involved, contact Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo at 620-276-6243, director@folrz.com, online at folrz.org or follow Friends on Facebook and Twitter.