Special to the Journal
On Thursday, October 14, Albany’s area dining scene converges on the exotic grounds of Chehaw’s Wild Animal Park for the 10th annual “Walk On The Wild Side” hosted by the Friends of Chehaw.
From 6 to 10 p.m., guests will enjoy mouth-watering specialties offered by the area’s finest restaurants, bakeries, and eateries. On this special evening, the stars of the Park (our animals) share the spotlight with Albany’s innovative restaurateurs, creating a truly unforgettable event. To add to the festivities, live music will be provided by The LeVee Studios and guests may indulge in one-of-a-kind items at the live and silent auction.
Tickets for the event are $30 per person or $25 per Chehaw Passport member. Tickets can be purchased at Chehaw, all SB&T locations, The Levee and the Albany Welcome Center. Call 430-5295 for more information. Rain or shine, it’s a great night to visit the zoo. (If it rains, the event will be in the Creekside Education Center.) Guests 21 and older are recommended as beer and wine will be sold.
Featuring one of only two zoos in Georgia accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Chehaw also includes a BMX bicycle race track, 18-hole disc golf course, Wild Trail for walkers and runners and one of the largest playgrounds in the state. Chehaw hosts special events throughout the year, like the Native American Cultural Festival in the spring, Swamp Stomp Summer Camps in the summer and Festival of Lights during the holidays. Chehaw offers one of the area’s facilities for events such as weddings, family reunions and birthday parties. For more information, visit www.chehaw.org or become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/chehaw.