Today was a very good day at the La Purchase Gardens and Zoo. The morning started with the RunWild 5k put on by Dirty South Running www.dirtysouthrunning.com
A couple of hundred runners got to run in and out of the park amongst all the zoo animals.
It finished and started at the new Splash Park. This race will def go down in the history books because it was my sister Holly's first time to RUN an entire 5k-YAY!!
IT is the best feeling to see other people love my sister like I do!!
Here is a pic of Melanie Dedmon, Clint Downing, Queen Rachel and Holly chilling after the race.
As for the big Zoobilation event, it was a nice steady day. My hat goes off the Heather Morris for working so hard to pull this whole thing off. You Rock Heather!!!
Our booths were set up in the shade near the picnic tables. We were right beside DJ John Reynolds for K-104.
Leah is a dear friend who has supported us from the very beginning!! (and she looked mighty cute in the green Lemur tank!!)
They were set up next to two favs- The Mayeaux's who were their getting the word out about hosting exchange students.
I tried to walk around see all the activities. The Swamp People were their with gators!
Also got to make a macaroni necklace with Tiffany Olmstead and the Macaroni Kid gang. Macaroni Kid is a wonderful resource to find fun events for your family going on in the area.
www.monroela.macaronikid.com? Also saw a couple more sweet ladies from Centric named Kimberly and Charlie who had shopped with us earlier.
Kathy Leonard came by to say hello with Reece and Ransom. Ransom had on the new Lemur tee!! They weren't too pumped about getting their photo taken HAHAH
There were jumpy things for the kids
And bands playing all day long in the pavilion area by the Food Trucks
I saw Melissa Kiper and some of the friendly Junior Leaguers volunteering their time
Also saw the Lord Family out working the Abby's Idea Lemonade stand. Did you know we designed that special tee for them??
Kids were having a blast at the plash pad!!
And also ran into Kasey in our green Lemur tank and Nikki working the Sassy Kats Arco booth
We appreciated everyone who came to see us like the Matz Family
We are so busy with life and the Two P's, that we do not get to do too many of these events a year...but, when we do, we do try to go all out and set up a very nice booth!
Big Thank you to Robby and Katie Compton for taking care of our kids today. I know they had a blast with you both. Glad to help support one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities!!!
Thanks for reading,
*****15% of all Lemur tees and tanks is being donated to help build the Ring Tail Lemurs a new structure to climb on.