A Night on the Wildside at the Zoo
February 5, 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - The Second Annual “A NIGHT ON THE WILD SIDE” is scheduled for March 9th, 2019 at the SaltAir Aviation Center, Jack Edwards Airport from 6:30-10:00 p.m. The “wildest” fundraiser of the year, the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo's jungle inspired affair offers a rare opportunity for guests to experience up-close encounters with zoo animals while enjoying an evening of culinary treats, live music, and dancing in an unique setting.

“There really isn’t another event like this in our area,” said Joni Blalock Costo, Co-Chair and Zoo Foundation board member “The combination of the unusual location, the presence of our animal ambassadors, the incredible atmosphere, the variety of outstanding food, and the first-rate entertainment all make this fundraiser extra special!”

The SaltAir hangar is transformed into a “jungle” and guests are encouraged to dress up to fit the safari theme. Over 15 local restaurants have committed to providing their best dishes and you can find the list of restaurants on the Zoo’s Facebook page. The popular dance band Chevy 6 will be entertaining and wine, beer, and spirits will be available. A live auction has been added this year, with the items being one-of-a-kind packages. Also new this year is a VIP reception, which is included in the sponsorship packages.

“Over 200 people attended the inaugural fundraiser last year and we are expecting well over that this year,” said Dru Wheat, Co-Chair. “The excitement is building as we are on track to open the new zoo late this Fall.”

Tickets are available on-line at anightonthewildside.bpt.me or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/352934081973998/

All proceeds from the evening go toward the "Build Your Zoo" charitable fund, which assists in the building of habitats at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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