Friday June 13th was an unpredictable day, weather wise, with torrential rains ending just prior to the start of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium outdoor gala. Nearly 800 guest were greeted by evening sunshine and crisp temperatures to begin The Imagination Untamed adventure.
The journey through the zoo began at the Village with hors de'oeuvres from Pittsburgh's finest restaurants. Guest mingled over the signature evening cocktails before setting off to view the animals. A drum band and dancers provided entertainment for the crowd.
The Rhinoceros seemed attracted by the camera and the Lions actually posed for several shots, perhaps due to the cooler temperature. Guest dressed in black tie attire climbed on rocks to view the animals.
Along the way, two more entertainment and food stations provided cocktails, hors de'oeuvres , desserts, and entertainment.
Best Dressed of the evening, Ashley Olivo, Nina Sonbolian, Holly Mascaro, and Paula Goncz (View Slideshow),
Honorary chair for the fabulous event Sy Holzer, Deb Bergren, Gala Chair, and Sponsoship Chairs Janine and Robert Fragasso.
Special thanks to Tracy Gray, Pittsburgh Zoo Media and Public Relations Manager. And Jaime Szoszorek, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
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