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You’re invited to join the fun at Zoofari 2010, Gladys Porter Zoo’s biggest fundraiser of the
year! Now is your chance to discover an amazing time and bid on great items all while helping support a worthy cause; helping the Zoo add a new exhibit for the children that will both entertain and educate. This year’s proceeds are earmarked to benefit construction of the South Texas Discovery Education Center.

The Education Center is set to increase the Zoo’s education space by 385%. It will encompass9,717 square feet of space. The center will feature five classrooms, natural history library, graphics room and campfire area for Starlight Safaris.

Your contribution will help the Zoo get one step closer to building our much needed new
education center. Beginning September 8-29, you can explore our auction catalog through
our online auction site by placing a bid on your favorite items. Or make plans to join us for our fabulous live auction, October 1st. Download your ticket registration form to order your tickets today!

Premiere Evening
Friday, October 1st

6:00 P.M. – Cocktails
Preview of Auction Items
Performing: The Brownsville Children’s Choir

7:00 P.M. – Premiere Dinner

Catered by Cobblehead’s Bar & Grill
Wine donated by Ben’s Liquors

7:45 P.M. – Live Auction
Signature Drink: The Pink Flamingo Margarita

Zoofari Evening
Saturday, October 2nd

5:30 P.M. – Gates Open
Beverages Available, Face Painting & Animal Revue

6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – BBQ Dinner
Catered by Rudy’s Bar-B-Que

6:00 – 9:15 P.M. – Blackboard Auction

Live Music by Texas Heat
Cash Bar/ Margarita Bar

Thank You 2010 Underwriters


Wells Fargo Bank
Earl C. Sams Foundation


Smith Production Inc.
Lifeline Foundation
Bob, Maggie, & Justin
Wells Fargo Bank
Education Designation
Bobby and Robin Farris
Grace Neuhaus-Richards
Capital One Bank


Lone Star National Bank
BBVA Compass Bank
Matt and Patty Gorges
Jim and Frances McAllen
Children’s Dental Center - McAllen
Dr. Phil and Karen Hunke
IBC Bank
Gertrude Butcher
Wilda Forbes DuBose
Gateway Printing
In-kind Gift
Colvin, Chaney, Saenz & Rodriquez, LLP


The Worth Collection
Mary Chancey

Harlingen Family Clinic
George and June Toland
Guerra Brothers Successors LTD
The Chase Bank Foundation
Kwalu LLC


First Community Bank
Valley Baptist Health System
Cardenas Development Co.
Dr. John A. Gerling
GPZ Docents
Rick and Deb Neilson
Scales Sisters
Dabney and Katherine
Melinda Wright
Marilyn White
Boggus Ford Lincoln – Hgn/McAllen
Tommy and Luanne Ballenger
Joel Martinez, DDS
Manrique Custom Vision
Security First Credit Union
Borden Insurance
Michael Swantner
Emma and William Mitchell
David and Tonnyre Joe
Mercy Rehab. Services, Inc.
Dr. Stephen and Suzanne Shepard
Valley Day and Night Clinic
Dr. Lynn Anderson


Alexander Sudarshan, M.D.
Bob and Mary Carey
Land Co.
Jack McClelland
Grace Gilmore
Sunline Trucking
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc.

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