On Saturday May 5th, as the sun sets, sophisticated elegance, along with a unique locale and spectacular live and silent auctions made the Beastly Feast one of the year’s most highly anticipated nights. The Peach Review™ was there to catch all the action and interact with the patrons and supporters of this black tie gala celebrating its 15th year.
Such a regal event just does not happen overnight and it is the hard work of many that ensure the ultimate goal of raising well needed money for Zoo Atlanta is attained. The presenting sponsor for the night was the Ford Motor Company Fund, who has been a very generous sponsor to the zoo for the last 25 years. The event chair Patricia L. Dickey, leads a strong group of other committee chairs and board members to ensure the night will be one to remember.
The event commences with a nice walk around the zoo with designated areas for socializing. There were various kiosks for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres being served by some of Atlanta’s premiere restaurants, which were situated around key junctures during the tour of the grounds; restaurants such as Ocean Prime, Imperial Fez, Renaissance Hotel, The Shed at Glenwood, Cornbread & Caviar, and Cibo e Beve.
It all culminates to lead the distinguished guests to the silent and live auction areas to observe the stellar items that are available to make bids on through Bidpal. Some of the popular items displayed included art, jewelry, antiques, lamps, travel opportunities, accessories, along with sports and music memorabilia from the likes of Herschel Walker, Bruce Springstein and Led Zeppelin.
After the tour concludes and you peruse through the auction area, guests are then invited into the Ford Pavilion for a seated dinner, dancing, and live music. The room was beautifully decorated by Tony Brewer and Company who also created the night’s theme: “Zootopia”. When we asked a guest what the theme meant to them she stated, “Zootopia is an ideal place for all living beings. So tonight, we all want to celebrate and raise awareness that the planet is for all creatures and inhabitants. By having a unique night like this ensures Zoo Atlanta remains a leader in the nation in mission-critical conservation and education efforts.”