Campus News - July 9, 2001

Tickets on sale for UNM Staff Picnic
Rio Grande Zoo site for July 21 event

Tickets are now on sale for the Ninth Annual UNM Staff Picnic. The event will be held at the Rio Grande Zoo on Saturday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $2 each and will be sold until July 17. Children under three are admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased only at the PIT, the UNM Bookstore, the HSC Cashier’s Office and branch campus cashier’s offices. Quantities are limited, so purchase tickets early.

Don't miss the all-you-can eat picnic buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs and fixins. Veggie burgers will be available, but a “veggie” coupon must be requested when purchasing the ticket. The picnic is a non-alcoholic event.

Enjoy the zoo and the live entertainment featuring Linda Cotton, Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, clowns and face painters.
Children will be treated to a special magic show and parents can relax with a free chair massage.

Ticket holders must be present to win a one-year parking permit or gift certificates for Continuing Education classes and local restaurants.

All door prizes will be awarded at 8 p.m.

Shuttles from the G lot to the zoo will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Staff Picnic is sponsored by the Staff Council Rewards and Recognition Committee and the Department of Human Resources.

Karin Retskin, Staff Council administrative assistant and former council President, says that the picnic is a big hit with staff who look forward to it every year. “Where else can you bring your family and friends and also enjoy being part of the larger UNM family. The zoo is the perfect venue because it offers something for everyone.”

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