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Councilman King and Mayor Abramson to kick off “World’s Largest Halloween Party” at Louisville Zoo

Tuesday October 3, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – It will not be long before ghouls, goblins, witches and monsters will be roaming Louisville’s streets as a special October nears.

For some families though, Halloween is not really Halloween without a trip to the Louisville Zoo.

“It is amazing that 25 years have passed since the Zoo decided to host a safe family Halloween party,” says Councilman Jim King (D) 10.

On October 7th, King will join Mayor Jerry Abramson in kicking off the 25th Anniversary Louisville Zoo “World’s Largest Halloween Party.” The kick off will begin at 4:00pm.

Back in 1982 concerns about safety of children prompted the Zoo to create an event as a way for children to have fun with their family and enjoy trick or treating and learn a little more about wildlife and nature in a safe environment.

“The Zoo has done a great job on October weekends of presenting entertainment in the spirit of Halloween,” says King. “We are fortunate to have an attraction that not only is educational but a venue for citizens to relive their memories of trick or treating with their children.

Three lucky families will help King and the Mayor lead off the trick or treat parade on October 7th. One will be a family from District 10.

To sign up for that chance, go to 

The event will be held on the weekends of October 7-8, 12-15, 19-22, and 26-29. The website will also give details of times for the party all through the month of October. There a special admission rates for the party and parking.

Jim King (D) 10