ZooWorld Needs Our Help This Saturday

by April 24, 2012 • 3 comments

I know you’ve been looking for some fun community service to partake in, and this is your chance.  Zoo World, our local zoo is hosting a community service project this Saturday, let by the Panama City Beach Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).  Every year, they do a Day of Service project where they look for a ‘big’ project in the community in which they can serve however needed.

Home to over 260 animals including several exotic and endangered species, they are a non-profit zoo open daily to the public. Some of the residents include a white bengal tiger, African lioness, florida black bear, and a giraffe who frequently pokes his head to take a peek at the cars traveling on Allison Road.  Annually they have a variety of programs and events that draw crowds large and small.

What we’re doing this weekend.

As mention, Zoo World is a non-profit zoo, therefore funding is light.  Staffed mostly by caring volunteers, they are in dire need of help doing general grounds clean up.  As you know, they are in the middle of a pine forest which results in pinecones, pine straw and other debris resting all over the place.  The cleanup of this is just overwhelming.  So, we’re going to help clean it all up!

This upcoming Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, we need volunteers to come out and help clean up.  All you need to do is bring yourself, some gloves, some tools to help cleanup (if you have them), and water.  Parents, bring your kids, but make sure they know they are here to work! 🙂

Here is what we’ll be doing.

  • Picking up pine cones
  • Raking and cleaning up pine straw
  • Power washing
  • Painting
  • Laying sod (if we get the sod in in-time)

Here is what you should bring. 

  • Gloves
  • Rakes (if you have them)
  • Other cleanup tools (if you have them)
  • Water or something to keep hydrated
Event details.

When: 9 am to 1 pm

Where: Zoo World — — 9008 Front Beach Road

What: Zoo World Community Cleanup Project

Why: Because they need help, and you like helping.

What to bring: yourself, gloves, rakes, cleanup tools, and water

Who to contact for more information.

If you need more information, please call Zoo World directly and ask for Stephani.  Their number is 850-230-1243.

Or, just comment below.

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1 Darlene April 26, 2012 at 9:22 am

What a great project to help our community! Besides who could say no to Sydney’s cute face. I will be there with gloves on.

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2 Cathy April 26, 2012 at 10:29 am

If I were only there I would certainly volunteer my services to help out…… I love animals!
🙂 I wish all of you there a great day to take on this task.
Cathy/Tennessee

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3 Cheryl April 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

:-/ A 5 year old little girl woke up this morning to a skin rash and has been crying because we couldn’t help out today. Please let us know when you guys will be doing clean up again!

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