Hundreds attend ‘Zoo Boo’ at Charles Paddock
So many turned out that the line led all the way through the park
– Zoo Boo attracted hundreds of kids and adults to the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. So many turned out that the line led all the way through the park to the Atascadero Lake Pavilion.
After a year’s hiatus for the shutdown, the 30th annual event returned with enthusiasm. Zoo Director Alan Baker and his staff transformed the zoo into a Halloween playground with games, a haunted house, displays of skeletons, and scary Halloween music provided by Gary Brill, the live DJ.
Although the official count was not released, zoo officials believe the turn-out was a record.
“Next year, we may have to expand it to more than one day,” said Atascadero Deputy City Manager Terrie Banish, “And we’ll definitely sell tickets online so that people don’t have to wait an hour to get inside.”
One thing for certain, Atascadero and North County families love Zoo Boo at the Charles Paddock Zoo.
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