Posted by: Lucas Engles-Klann, 5-year-old animal lover
With help from his parents and the support of Woodland Park Zoo, 5-year-old Lucas Engles-Klann, a WPZ member and budding conservationist, would like to invite you to his Third Annual Dine Out for Animals fundraiser…
Hi all you zoo fans!
Come to the Third Annual Dine Out for Animals which is happening Sunday, October 3rd from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. We're going to have a great time at Elemental and Elemental Next Door in Wallingford, thanks to Laurie and Phred who are donating their space again.
Last year, we raised $5,000 for gorilla animal care and habitats at Woodland Park Zoo. This year, Dine Out will benefit even more animals: the zoo's gorillas plus also the turtles in the Day Exhibit, the Northern Trail grizzly bears, and the wildlife impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf.
Why do I organize Dine Out every year? Since I was two years old, I've been really passionate about wild animals and saving them. I learned the letters of the alphabet by the names of the animals ("J" is for jaguar), and everyday I post an "animal of the day" on the Dine Out for Animals Facebook page. Everyone who checks my page can learn about wild animals and how to help them!
If you come to Dine Out, you will feel really, really good about helping to save animals. You will have a great time, great food, a fun community to hang out with and new friends to make. I helped pick the menu—it's all vegetarian, of course, and really, really good, including a "make-your-own" scrumptious pizza. Many cool auction items are being donated by the zoo, local painters and jewelry artists, a Wild Ginger gift card and much more.
So, everybody you see around town, tell them to come to Dine Out for Animals III! Tell them to bring all their friends!
Will you please join me?