An evening fundraiser at the Salisbury Zoo this month will help raise funds for the Delmarva Zoological Society, the nonprofit organization that raises money for capital improvement projects at the Zoo. It will be held on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.
And a Flocking Campaign has begun to help promote the event. People can purchase a “flocking” of someone’s business or home and dozens of pink flamingos will be placed there with a “Ransom Note” explaining how to move the flock along.
“Zoobilation is our largest fundraiser and really a great way to enjoy the Zoo in a whole new way,” said DZS Board Chair Ashley Bosche. “To be able to enjoy delicious food, walk around and appreciate the exhibits and the animals in the evening, is a special treat. And the Flocking Campaign is a delightful way to help spread the word about the event and the Zoo in general.”
The fundraiser features food from more than a dozen local restaurants, as well as craft beer and wine tasting. The Salisbury Lions Club will also be serving Orange Crushes. Local bands On The Edge, and Such Fools will be performing on the Q105 and Froggy 99 stages.
Docents from the Zoo will be on hand with various education animals and Zookeepers will be conducting enrichment activities with some of the Zoo animals so attendees can learn more about how the Zoo cares for the wide variety of species. A live and silent auction as well as a fun photo booth are also an important part of the event.
Tickets are $60 in advance and may be purchased at any First Shore Federal branch or at the gift shop at the Salisbury Zoo. They can also be purchased online at ZoobilationSalisbury.com. Tickets will be $75 if purchased at the door. No one under 21 will be admitted.
For more information about the event, or how “flock” someone leading up to Zoobilation, contact the Delmarva Zoological Society at (410) 742-3977.