Jackson Zoo's Ice Cream Safari attracts thousands of people

Jackson Zoo's Ice Cream Safari attracts thousands of people

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - It was a big party, kid style, at the Jackson Zoo Saturday.

The Ice Cream Safari attracted thousands of people for a good cause.

Many different flavors of Blue Bunny were served up to ice cream lovers of all ages amongst live music, a dunking tank and a jungle of animals.

You might have seen a few familiar faces in the crowd. WLBT's Patrick Ellis and Fox 40's Melissa Faith Payne were helping scoop for a good cause.

"We decided to come out and help today because it was so hot," said Melissa Faith Payne. "Mike and I wanted to be apart of the hot weather and share the ice cream. We have so much fun at the zoo. It's a great time and a place for kids to come out and enjoy. If you're going to be out in the heat, what better thing to do than eat ice cream."

"The money goes to help with zoo operations which is included in our educational department," said Beth Poff. "The zoo is a non profit so we are always doing fundraisers. So, this one is really important for us."

Each business competitively scooped hoping to win over the hearts of Ice Cream Safari participants. Each person was able to chip in their token voting on their favorite flavor.

"It's the turtle from WLBT. It's right, they really are on our side," said one happy participant.

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