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Banana Ball to Benefit Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary will be holding its Annual Banana Ball at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Oct. 6 to raise money for a new medical resource center.

Feel like a little monkeying around for a good cause?

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Annual Banana Ball to raise money for a new medical resource center is Oct. 6 (read more here).  

The medical resource center will have many features that would benefit the community including:

  • Lecture Hall available for public use
  • Teaching Classrooms for veterinary students
  • Full-time veterinary clinic that will be open to the public 
  • Ecology library
  • Gift shop
  • Hurricane shelter

Organizers say you're welcome to wear your prettiest jungle attire. The theme is tropical, and costumes are encouraged, but optional.

The Banana Ball is at Ruth Eckerd Hall and includes dinner with a live and silent auction.

The Palm Harbor-based Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is run by an all-volunteer staff who take in and care for exotic animals that no longer have appropriate homes. More than 70 animals live there including chimpanzees, orangutans, monkeys, reptiles, tropical birds, and more. It is located at 4600 Alt. 19, Palm Harbor. Call 727-943-5897.

If you go:

What: Banana Ball

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6

Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Road

Cost: $50, Special VIP packages available. Tickets are available on the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary website.

Call: (727) 791-7400

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