Akron Zoo honors Sandy Hook victims

10:59 AM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON -- The Akron Zoo is honoring the 26 people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings by offering free admission to all kids on Dec. 26.

The zoo is asking people to use the $6 they would have spent on admission to help someone in need. A list of suggestions on various ways to help others will be provided to all guests.

"As the entire world grieves for Newtown (Connecticut) we would like to offer a refuge for people to spend some quality time with their loved ones," Akron Zoo President & CEO L. Patricia Simmons said in a press release. "The recent tragedy has served as a reminder for all of us just how precious life is and how imperative it is to spend that time with our family. As with the rest of the world, our staff has been heartbroken by this senseless tragedy and wanted to do something for our community."


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