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Boys Town South Florida Employees Monkey Around at Zoo Event

​Boys Town South Florida recently held a fun fill day at the Palm Beach Zoo in celebration of Boys Town's 100th anniversary. Over 130 employees and their families attended the all-day employee appreciation event held on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Each year, Boys Town South Florida hosts an employee and family picnic, but in honor of Boys Town's 100th anniversary, they opted for a larger employee appreciation event. All those in attendance were provided back packs filled with water bottles, mini fans and t-shirts to wear at the event.

"The goodie bags were a great addition to this day, especially with the Florida heat," LaToya Davenport Director of Program Support Services said. "The mini fans were used throughout the day."

Employees and their families were able to explore and enjoy the zoo all day. Davenport coordinated with the Palm Beach Zoo to set up a private area complete with a buffet for those in attendance to enjoy lunch. Staff and their families were also able to enjoy an up close and personal private animal experience where they were able to take photos with the animals and even touch some of them.

"This event took some time to plan, but the end result was worth it!" LaToya said. "Staff loved the event and their families had a ball!"

"It was nice to meet our employees' family members. Their support and sacrifice helps our staff help others," said Amy Simpson, Boys Town South Florida Executive Director. "It was also fun watching all of the kids play in fountains after the Zoo day had ended!"