Zoo To Do: Safari Soirée Kicked-Off

Zoo To Do kicked-off Safari Soirée on June 7 with a private party at the Simmons Safari Base Camp at the Dallas Zoo where guests enjoyed viewing elephants roaming in their Giants of the Savanna habitat in the background.

Zoo To Do Chairs Kim and Greg Hext set the scene for the evening with a tables-cape filled with luscious flora created just for this event to announce the theme and inside, tables were set with gourmet delights created by the Zoo’s Executive Chef Ian Feiwus.

Lois Finkelman, a Dallas Zoo chair-elect and former board chair of both the Dallas Park Board and the NRPA (National Park and Recreation Association) as well as a former member of the Dallas City Council, thanked everyone for their support and for attending this evening’s celebration. She introduced Darryl Griffin, Executive Vice President Advancement at the Dallas Zoo, who said this is the 27th year of Zoo To Do and congratulated last year’s chairs, Barbara and Don Daseke, in raising over $1 million to support the Zoo’s mission of making the world a better place for animals.

Slated for Oct. 13 and hosted at the Dallas Zoo, guests and patrons of the 2018 Zoo To Do Safari Soirée will stroll through the award-winning Giants of the Savanna exhibit, sample exquisite dishes from more than 25 of Dallas’s premier chefs and restaurants, and enjoy interactive animal demonstrations and musical entertainment.