More than 2,300 guests gathered Sept. 16 for Zoofari, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s premiere party with a purpose. This year’s theme, “A Botanical Dream,” came to life against a backdrop of splendid decor, elegant attire and floral wonders at the zoo.
More than 60 restaurants provided dinner by the bite with spirited libations. Large flowers of light hung from the tent, with plenty of colorful floral arrangements, up-close animal encounters and live entertainment from Endless Summer setting the atmosphere for a magical night.
Presented by Performance Lexus and Performance Lexus RiverCenter, Zoofari was led by Maribeth and Marty Rahe, along with a committee including Eileen Barrett, Cathy Caldemeyer, Cathy Crain, Milly Huffman, Dr. Renu Kotwal, Debbie Oliver, Dianne Rosenberg, Nancy Rosenthal, Jane Votel, Anne Zaring and the Cincinnati Horticultural Society.
Next year’s Zoofari will be Friday, Sept. 15.