Local residents support celebrity bartending event at Forest Park Zoo

Hampden County

The Zoo in Forest Park benefited from a celebrity bartending event Monday night at the Student Prince in Springfield.

Mass Appeal’s Danny New joined MGM’s Mike Mathis and other business, political and sports celebrities serving drinks for charity tips Monday night.

As the zoo approaches its 125th year, Executive Director Sarah Tsitso says it’s important to prepare and raise funds all year long.

She told 22News, “Even when our gates are closed to the public, we are there every day, providing care, feeding, shelter for animals that would not survive in the wild.”

All tips collected during the event will go toward education, conservation and rehabilitation efforts at The Zoo.

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