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More than 250 Bigs, Littles and their families enjoyed a morning of fun at Salon Spa W’s Fourth Annual ZooDo event on Sunday, May 21st at the Blank Park Zoo. China Wong, Owner of Salon Spa W; Alex Swanson, Director of Marketing and Communications at Salon Spa W; and the team at Salon Spa W sponsored this free event that gives our matches and their families a very special and memorable zoo experience.


Guests were greeted by the Salon Spa W team as they checked into the event at 8:30am. The event included a brunch catered by Baratta’s; activities such as jump rope, pictures with Wallaby, zoo-themed crafts; and a meet-and- greet with zoo animals! Guests channeled their favorite zoo animals, from tigers to butterflies, at the Salon Spa W Stylists’ face-painting station. New this year was an opportunity for guests to visit Kids’ Kingdom, where they fed zoo animals from llamas to goats to the koi in the koi pond. Afterwards, guests explored the zoo on their own, taking in the views of flamingos, giraffes, lemurs, penguins, rhinos and more! There was a photo opportunity with a Wallaby and guests got to take home a Polaroid photo keepsake and gift bag.
Salon Spa W is an award-winning, upscale salon and spa located in the heart of the historic East Village, downtown Des Moines. The Salon is a passionate supporter of the Blank Park Zoo and its mission to inspire an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. This year, China was named as one of the the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 honorees, and she is also very involved in the local nonprofit community. China was also recently named the 2017 Woman Business Owner of the Year in The Business Record's Women of Influence.

The ZooDo event combines Salon Spa W’s passion for the earth and their dedication to serve children. For the past two years, this event has been featured in STAMP, Salon Today's annual marketing program that celebrates the best marketing and promotional ideas in the professional salon industry

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa is so thankful for our long-time partnership with Salon Spa W! Thank you to our friends at Salon Spa W for hosting this very special opportunity for our matches and their families.
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