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Kansas City Zoo – 30th Annual Jazzoo

June 7th was the night to don animal prints and go on safari – to a not-too-distant land featuring 65 pop-up restaurants, 10 bars, and five stages with music. Oh, yes, and 5,000 partygoers. The event was the 30th annual Jazzoo. Yvette and Joe Miceli were the honorary chairmen with Marissa Schaffner and Julie Randolph serving as co-chairmen. Proceeds help feed the 1,700 animals in residence and support the Zoo Learning Fund, which educates young people in Our Town.

Julie Randolph, co-chairman; Randy Wisthoff, Kansas City Zoo; Barb Wisthoff, Marissa Schaffner, co-chairman; and Yvette and Joe Miceli, honorary chairmen


Bo Lings Restaurant, 2019 Booth Decoration Grand Prize Winner


Dedra Raglon and Charlisa Shelly


Jan Francis, board member; David Francis, Kathy Smith, board member; and Linda and Harlan Smith


Susan McFee with Katie and Geoff Schillare


A performer with Kansas City Aerial Arts


Gates Bar-B-Q booth – a 30-year tradition at Jazzoo


John and Melissa Novak with Al and Sasha Boulware


Randy Wisthoff, Kansas City Zoo; with Mark Alford and Abby Eden


Rosalyn and Howard Jacobson

Additional photos featured in the August 17, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: David Riffel and Kansas City Zoo


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