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Akron Zoo showcases animals, raises money at Summer Safari

10/17/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

Photos courtesy of the Akron Zoo
WEST AKRON — Area residents experienced up-close animal encounters at the Akron Zoo’s eighth annual Summer Safari, which took place Aug. 9.

According to Akron Zoo officials, the event raised more than $136,500 for the animals, education and conservation programs at the zoo, which was the most in the eight years of the event.

Bill and Becky Considine, shown above, served as this year’s honorary chairs, and Vanessa Anton was the 2013 committee chair.

The Summer Safari event also included a silent auction and raffle. The band Soul’d Out performed live for the more than 474 guests in attendance.

Shown at right are Linda and Wes Van Fossen.

— By Kathleen Collins

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