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The Scovill Zoo in Decatur is gearing up for their annual Gala event.

The event takes place this weekend and time is running short to reserve your spot for the evening at the zoo. Assistant Director at the Zoo, Ken Frye says each year the Gala has lots of special features. This year they will have various food stations set up along with some live music. Frye explains they will allow patrons the opportunity to encounter the animals in a setting they normal would not be able to.

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The Zoo for a while now has been planning for a new penguin exhibit. Frye explains they have a design team in place, and they hope this year's gala event will help them in their goal of getting the exhibit going at the end of the summer and ready to go for next year.

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Frye thanks those who have been a part of the gala in the past, and he looks forward to another successful event this year.

Things get going at the zoo around 5:30 Saturday evening. Tickets are $75 per person and for more information you can contact the zoo 217-421-7435 or visit scovillzoo.com for more details.

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