Monster Masquerade at Miami Metrozoo


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Close to 400 costumed creatures made it out to Miami Metrozoo for the Monster Masquerade, sponsored by Baptist Medical Plaza at Country Walk, to benefit the Zoological Society of Florida. They delighted in open bars with assorted premium liquors & jungle punch as well as in devilish foods like steak skewers with hellish fire sauce and mummy & Frankenstein decorated mini-cupcakes. Guests danced to 80's, 90's and today's tunes from DJ Donny Michaels from The Coast and Zoo employees dressed as zombies performed a tribute dance to the late Michael Jackson's "thriller." Psychics and tarot card readers predicted people's futures while owls, parrots, snakes and alligators added a sense of "creepiness" to the party. Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium, a 7,000 square foot haunted house presented by Flore de Lisa, scared the pants off its daring visitors and at the end of the night Ron Magill as "Roncula" enthusiastically named the top three winners of the costume contest- "Hulk Hogan," "Marie Antoinette" and a skeleton musketeer.

"The Monster Masquerade was a complete success. Everything from the costumed guests to the music and haunted house was wild! We can't wait to host it again next year," said Ron Magill, Miami Metrozoo Director of Communications.




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