Yet another year of sold out Spooktacular fun at the Staten Island Zoo this past weekend. The jungle exhibit was turned into a Frozen theme attraction and the safari exhibit became the ever popular haunted house. Other attractions included: Zoo Family Feud, sit down show for the Wizard of Oz, a walk through Candy Land and a "Transylvania's Got Talent" show.
Tom Delese, a former toy and industrial designer, as well as retail advertising account executive at Staten Island Advance, is the mastermind behind the Souvenir Family Portrait Booth. Tom Carnesecchi, a fellow colleague of Delese's from Staten Island Advance, assisted in building the family oriented booth. The same backdrop and decorations have been used since the first year - back in 2004.
"Five Dollar Family Photos, All Proceeds to the Zoo!"
The Souvenir Family Portrait Booth offered and encouraged families to use props to make the memory a little more special. The total proceeds raised was $1400. All collected money goes to help fund the zoo where need be. This is the second year the portrait booth was adjacent to the Pavilion where the costume contests were held.
SiLive covered more of Staten Island Zoo Spooktacular with photos of the event and best costumes.
This year's Spooktacular marks the 10th year of the Souvenir Family Portrait Booth and 3rd year Tom Crimmins Realty sponsored the display.