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Annual Boo at the Zoo scheduled

October 5, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WHEELING - The Oglebay Good Zoo will hold its annual fundraiser Boo at the Zoo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28.

Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Those participating will receive a bag at the door and collect treats at nine stations throughout the zoo. A "spooky" train ride also will be held, and tickets are available for $2 at the zoo train station.

A costume swap will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13, and those dropping off a used, clean and complete costume at the admission gate now through Oct. 13 will receive a ticket to choose a different costume at the swap. Zoo admission fees will apply to non-members attending the swap.

The zoo will hold two pumpkin carving contests, and pumpkins can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily Friday through Oct. 17. Those entries received by Wednesday will be eligible for both contests, and those received after Wednesday will be available for the second contest only. The first contest will be judged Oct. 11, and the second Oct. 18. There will be two age categories: youth 13 and under and 14 to adult. Those dropping off the first 100 entries will receive an uncarved pumpkin for carving at home. Prizes include gift cards, zoo membership and Animal Encounters.

For costume swap and pumpkin carving contest rules, call (304) 243-4030 or visit

The zoo also will hold Green Halloween Recycle Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13. Those bringing old computers, monitors and other electronics can drop them off in the zoo's upper parking lot with Electronics Recycling Services at no charge. For a complete list of items that will be accepted, call (304) 243-4030 or visit

Admission to Boo at the Zoo is $6.50 for non-members and $5.25 for members. Advance Boo at the Zoo tickets at $1 off the regular price can be purchased at the zoo office daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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