With a revamp of our website, a post on our blog is necessary! Over the past five years, the blog hasn't been at the top of our list of things to do. Without a post in 2017, it's obvious that it hasn't been high priority. I think it's because we post so much to facebook; however, it's a goal to post more. So, here we go! We're already on top of 2017 by posting this one.
We are less than one month away from OPENING DAY! Mark your calendar to come and see us for Spring Break!
Lots of people have been asking about our plans for Easter weekend. We've been reluctant to answer because we weren't sure if we would be in the hospital having a baby or not. At this time, it's looking as though that will not be the case, so we have finally made plans so you can make yours!
And don't forget that if you're in Alva on Saturday morning, we contributed filled eggs to the Chamber of Commerce Egg Throw to be held after the Easter egg hunt on the square. The Egg Throw will happen between rounds of the Egg Drop. Lots of businesses who are members of the Chamber contributed to these filled eggs, so there will be lots of goodies for kids and adults! As a reminder, we will be opening at 1pm that Saturday so we can participate in all of the fun downtown!
The last couple of weeks, we've been working hard to ready ourselves for the re-opening of The Menagerie. We had lots of projects that we wanted to finish before visitors walked through the doors, and for the most part, we accomplished the list.
Probably the biggest task on the list was getting the antique boxcar that was moved to our property last fall ready to be our gift shop. New electrical wiring, a skirting around the outside, revamped flooring, lighting, and some coats of paint in a few places were a must. Thanks to a couple of local businesses (Northwest Electric and R&R Systems) and the handyman that Jerad is along with a few other able bodies (Braylon, Brickman, and Tyler), it was presentable by opening day.
Braylon is always a great help when it comes to building projects. Give him a drill, and he knows what to do. He was great help at getting the deck built, among many other things.
Brickman is great at the smaller projects like getting the rabbit cage set up so we could bring down the mama rabbit with her babies.
And, of course, sometimes we have to take a break to test out the games. Joplin came over to help the boys with Chuck the Cluck, roping steer heads, and sliding down the slides.
Thanks to everyone who came out during our opening week of 2014! If you didn't come out this last week, you'll want to make sure to catch us on the weekends so you can see all of our changes.
The gift shop is available to purchase t-shirts and little trinkets.
We're open Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. Once summer arrives, we'll expand our open days.
At the end of November when winter was upon us, we decided to give the animals a break and took a bit of a hiatus during the cold months. Now that spring is upon us, we're back!
Our first day of the 2014 Menagerie Season is Sunday, March 16. We will open at 2pm and close at 5pm. Because it's Spring Break in our area, we will be open Monday, March 17 through Saturday, March 22 from 10am to 4pm. Throughout the spring, we will be open Saturdays and Sundays and then will open with expanded days and hours during the summer season.
If you haven't been to The Menagerie, you'll want to put it on your to do list! How often do you have the opportunity to pet a zebra or love on a camel? If you've been before, you'll want to see our new additions and re-visit your favorites to see how they've grown!
We're working on stocking our gift shop, too! T-shirts, among other items will be available for purchase on your visit.
Admission is $6 per person. Each person receives a small cup of feed and additional baggies of feed are $1. Group photos (given to you on a disc before you leave) are available for $5. We look forward to seeing you, your friends, and family!
Each day as we wake up here at The Menagerie, we never know what we're going to step in...literally and figuratively! Each day is a new day, and we try to make the best of it. Follow along!