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Sunday: 5-year-old throws zoo fundraiser

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

There’s hardly a child who doesn’t love seeing the animals at the zoo, but 5-year-old animal lover Lucas Engles-Klann has taken his animal adoration a lot further. This Sunday, October 3, little Lucas (with the help of his moms) will host his third dinner benefit for Woodland Park Zoo, at Elemental and Elemental Next Door (3309 Wallingford Ave. N.) this Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.

The zoo blog posted a letter from Lucas that says the fundraiser garnered $5000 last year for gorilla animal care and habitats.

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.

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.

You can read about last year’s fundraiser in this article from our news partner The Seattle Times.

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