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A Roaring Success!

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) invited WestsideToday to the 38th Annual Beastly Ball on June 14. Westside residents were amply represented at the annual celebration in zoo prints and safari gear.

Beastly Ball Chairman Kimberly Marteau Emerson (second from left) and her husband, John Emerson (left), with Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) President Connie Morgan and KNBC TV weathercaster Fritz Coleman, who was the live auctioneer.

The hunt was on for bargains at the zoo silent auction! A thousand guests were treated to a special night of celebration, strolling the grounds after hours, savoring delectable offerings from 17 of Los Angeles’ finest restaurants.

Pretty in Pink's (down to their handbags) -- enjoying the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) Beastly Ball fund-raiser at the Zoo are (left -right) Bob Wolfe and Beverly Pink Wolfe with Gloria and Richard Pink, co-owners of Pink's Famous Hot Dogs, one of the 17 popular L.A. restaurants which donated fare for guests at the event.
Enjoying the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) Beastly Ball are Betty White, a long-time GLAZA Trustee and host of the event's program, with (left-right) Jackie, Hayley and Taylor Emerson, children of Beastly Ball Chairman Kimberly Emerson, of BEVERLY HILLS.

GLAZA trustee Betty White emceed the show and KNBC TV weatherman Fritz Coleman was the celebrity auctioneer. The event raised $1,208,011 to benefit projects like the California Condor Recovery Project. GLAZA has been supporting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden for more than 40 years, as an educational resource for the citizens of Los Angeles and an international center for the conservation of endangered wildlife.

Los Angeles Zoo Director John Lewis and actress Stefanie Powers, a long-time Zoo supporter, at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's Beastly Ball fund-raiser for the zoo.

Photo Credit Jamie Pham

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