Chattanooga Zoo Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Volunteers at last year’s MLK National Day of Service
Volunteers at last year’s MLK National Day of Service

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Chattanooga Zoo will be offering half-off admission to all visitors with the donation of a canned food item on Monday.  All canned goods will be given to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank for distribution to those most in need. 

In addition, the zoo will be hosting two volunteer groups, one from the Baylor School and one from Southern Adventist University.  Group volunteers will be assisting in a variety of Zoo departments including: animal care, education, landscaping, and business administration. The Zoo anticipates nearly 50 volunteers in attendance for this national day of service.   

Zoo CEO Dardenelle Long said, “We are pleased to serve as a resource for volunteers wishing to donate their time and energy to our cause.  This year, we wanted to take the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy a step further by encouraging all zoo visitors to help others through the donation of a canned food item.” 

The Chattanooga Zoo hopes to honor all those who help others through discounted admission and the provision of rewarding volunteer opportunities.  For more information or details, contact the Zoo Gift Shop at 423 697-1322.

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