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Polar Bites event boosts Buffalo Zoo's winter funds

by jmaloni


Wed, Feb 4th 2015 03:35 pm

Tickets are now available for Polar Bites 2015, a fundraising event benefiting the Buffalo Zoo's animal residents.

The popular wintertime event, presented by the "Pro Zoo Board," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Polar Bites will feature food and beverages from some of Western New York's finest establishments, as well as a basket auction, silent auction and visits with some of the zoo's animals. There will be live entertainment from The Steve Balesteri Band.

Proceeds from Polar Bites benefit the Buffalo Zoo's annual operating fund, which keeps the venue running year-round. Though the zoo is open during winter months, attendance is much lower than during the warm season. The zoo relies on the operating fund to keep the animals warm, well-fed and happy during this time.

Tickets cost $35 each in advance or $45 at the door. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75. Each VIP ticket holder will receive early admission to Polar Bites as well as a limited edition wine glass and access to a VIP-only door prize raffle. To purchase tickets, call 800-838-3006 or order online at buffalozoo.org.

Vendors at the Polar Bites event will include:

  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • AXA Advisors
  • Big Ditch
  • Bravo! Italiana Cucina
  • Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
  • CJ's Sundae Bar
  • Coca Cola Bottling Co. of WNY
  • Dessert Builders
  • Donna's Pepper Jelly
  • European Wax Center
  • Fairy Cakes Cupcakery
  • Fantastic Sams Hair Salon
  • Fat Bob's Smokehouse
  • Flying Bison
  • Global Wine & Spirits
  • Hollow Bistro
  • Jack Astor's
  • Just Pizza
  • Lake Placid & Saranac
  • Lebro's Restaurant
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • Long Trail
  • Magic Hat
  • McCullagh Coffee
  • McKenzie's Hard Cider
  • Merritt Estate Winery
  • Northtowns Automotive
  • Oogie Games
  • Osteria 166
  • Pan-American Brewery
  • Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
  • Pinot's Palette
  • Resurgence Brewing Co.
  • Rich's Red Brick Market
  • Risa's Restaurant
  • Riverstone Grill
  • Rohrbach Brewing Co.
  • Sam Adams
  • Southern Wines & Spirits
  • Spot Coffee
  • Sweet Melody's
  • The Archer Grilled Meats & Aquatics
  • The Gourmet Store
  • The Tonawanda Castle
  • Vetter Winery
  • Victourianbourg Wine Estate
  • Yancey's Fancy Inc.
  • Zootique

Polar Bites 2015 is sponsored by M&T Bank, J.W. Danforth Heating & Cooling, Try-It Distributing, Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth and Tonawanda Bowling Center, with promotional support from Fox 29, MyTV Buffalo, Community Papers of Western New York, The Buffalo News, Artvoice and Buffalo Spree.

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