By Missy Sebring
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer
Ingham County has many Halloween activities planned. Lansing, East Lansing and Meridian Township have alternatives to regular trick-or-treating. The Potter Park Zoo will be having Boo at the Zoo the weekend of the 24th. According to the special events coordinator at the zoo, Jen Rostar. Families can come in costumes and see the zoo in a different perspective.
This is the first year Potter Park Zoo is charging admission from November to March. Coming up at Potter Park Zoo is March in The Moose. On March 15, the zoo will hold the March In the Moose benefit from 6-9:30 p.m. at Potter House. There will be dinner, an animal presentation and a performance by concert pianist Sergei Kvitko. This event will help fund the transportation of the Moose’s from Alaska and help make Lansing feel like their home.
Traffic was halted on Pennsylvania Avenue. in Lansing by cars filled with people lined up to enter Potter Park Zoo this past Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Visitors came from all over Michigan for the zoo’s annual “Boo at the Zoo.”
The family-oriented event drew 7250 people over the two days, well over the expected number of about 5000, and incorporated many activities including arts and crafts, a haunted “boo” tunnel, hayrides, a straw maze, live animal presentation, a magic show, and trick or treating. Jennifer Horvatin, the Volunteer and Event Coordinator at Potter Park Zoo, coordinated the event along with other upcoming events at the zoo. All together it took about two months to organize.