Zoo Supporters Have A Ball
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
Lizards, tigers and dragons, oh my. Recently, the San Antonio Zoological Society celebrated their 30th Annual Zoobilation Ball, which honored the world’s largest and most chilling lizard, the mighty Komodo Dragon. The evening journeyed back to 1920’s Indonesia, when the people of the islands had just discovered this creature living among them. Guests enjoyed the Zoobilation in an Indochine-themed event with unique bites, tempting beverages, and additional opportunities to support the San Antonio Zoo.
Attendees were served delicious French-Indonesian fusion dishes catered by the RK Group. Unique to the Ball was the out-of-town musical entertainment, “This Must Be the Band,” from Chicago, a Talking Heads cover band that brought the house down as guests tore up the dance floor into the wee hours of the morning.
Co-chairing this year’s Zoo Ball were Sara and Lawrence Walker and Karen and Todd Brockwell. The generosity of the evening’s underwriters created a magical atmosphere for the evening. Bengal Monitors were sponsored by The Mays Family Foundation. Other generous sponsors included C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., Karen and Tim Hixon, Lewis Energy Group, Mollie and Bartel Zachry, Patrick Condon, and the Stumberg Family Foundation. This year’s event was the most successful Zoobilation Ball in its history, raising over $500,000 in funds for the San Antonio Zoo.