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2016 WALK BLOG #22 - Get Ready to Walk on the Wild Side

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This Sunday will mark our 6th annual Walk for Wishes and a season of fundraising efforts from many of our walkers. We are looking forward to celebrating with you at Zoo America.

We can’t wait to see you and get the walk fun started, but first check out some important information to keep in mind;

  1. Parking: Please park in the Downtown Hershey Garage located at:  27 West Chocolate Avenue Hershey PA, 17033.  To our Wish Families, you will have one reserved parking space in the Zoo America Main Lot. Please tell the Parking Attendant your wish kiddo’s name upon arrival and they will direct you to your reserved space.
  2. Road Closure: Route 743 (the road passing directly by the Zoo) is closed to the north. Access to the Zoo America Lot is only open through the Route 422/ Chocolate Avenue (Downtown Hershey) route and not through the Hersheypark/ Tanger Outlets route.Route 743 (the road passing directly by the Zoo) is closed to the north. Access to the Zoo America Lot is only open through the Route 422/ Chocolate Avenue (Downtown Hershey) route and not through the Hersheypark/ Tanger Outlets route.Route 743 (the road passing directly by the Zoo) is closed to the north. Access to the Zoo America Lot is only open through the Route 422/ Chocolate Avenue (Downtown Hershey) route and not through the Hersheypark/ Tanger Outlets route. Route 743 (the road leading directly by the Zoo) is closed to the north. Access to the Zoo America Lot is only open through the Route 422/ Chocolate Avenue (Downtown Hershey) route and NOT through the Hersheypark/ Tanger Outlets route.
  3. Registration: There will be three tables for registration; day-of registration, pre- registered, and Wish Family registration. Day- of registration will be a cost of $25 per adult and $10 for children 11 and under. Wish Families, please check your emails! (We want all Wish Family members and friends to register at our Wish Family table).
  4. Timing: Registration begins at 8:00AM, opening ceremonies will follow at 8:45am, and the walk will start at 9:00AM. Give yourself plenty of time to register, you will want to see all of our terrific vendor tables!
  5. Raving Raffle: Thanks to our amazing supporters, we have some amazing raffles! Be sure to check out the baskets and prizes up for grabs!
  6. Vendors: Check out who are awesome vendors are this year!

30 West, our official entertainment sponsor, will be our walk DJ. 30 West will be suppling us with tunes throughout walk!

Brett Thackara from abc27 will be our 2016 Walk Emcee! Thanks Brett!

Sheetz Coffee, our official coffee sponsor, will be providing coffee and other beverages to keep our walkers warm!

Harrisburg Wegman’s will be providing us with breakfast goodies! Harrisburg Wegman’s is our official refreshment sponsor!

Lititz Academy of Dance: Season of Wishes will also have a table! On December 3rd, Lititz Academy of Dance will be having a performance in benefit of Make-A-Wish. Be sure to stop by for more information!

Thank you for all your support as we have prepared for our 6th annual Walk-for-Wishes! Don’t forget after walk, you’re welcome to stay and explore the zoo! 

Be sure to tag us in your photos as you enjoy this wonderful day! (Facebook: @philadelphiawish) (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat: @MakeAWishPHL)


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