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Councilman King hosts "District 10 Day at the Louisville Zoo"

Tuesday July 17, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3522
For Immediate Release:

Summer is a great time for families to spend time together in activities they rarely get a chance to enjoy. People who live in District 10 have a chance to have that kind of experience on Sunday, July 22nd.

King is hosting “District 10 Day at the Louisville Zoo.” It’s an opportunity for residents of District 10 to come out and have fun at a special rate. The event runs from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

“There are many people who live near the Louisville Zoo and for whatever reason have never been,” says Councilman Jim King (D) 10. “I want to change that and let them find out what people from all over the Commonwealth have experienced with the great Zoo we have here in Louisville.”

“Many of us have fond memories of a zoo as we were growing up,” says King. “Now, here a chance for folks who are neighbors of the Zoo to bring their families and relive the experience.”

Councilman King’s office has previously mailed out a post card allowing for District 10 residents to enter the Zoo at the discounted rate of $5.00 per person. Upon entering, those residents will be given a lapel sticker which makes them eligible for an ice cream social, discounted train rides and the chance of seeing the Zoo behind the scenes.

King has also created a “Spotter Patrol” where he will walk around the Zoo and on occasion hand out small plush animals to children who are wearing the lapel sticker.

“This will also give my constituents a chance to talk about any thing that is on their mind,” says King. “But the most important thing is to have fun. I want everyone to know about the exciting transformation the Louisville Zoo is undertaking to make it a premiere attraction for the city.”

In May, the Louisville Zoo opened a splash park as part of its Master Plan for the $25 million Glacier Run Park. The exhibit will be unique in its creation of a natural habitat for polar bears, seals and sea lions

“While Glacier Run is an exciting project, I also want to encourage everyone to come by and see the newest addition to the Zoo, Scotty - the baby elephant,” says King. For more information about “District 10 Day at the Louisville Zoo”, call Councilman King’s office at 574-1110. Or you can go on line to to learn more about all of the Zoo’s programs.

Jim King (D) 10