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Grand-Friends Day Event

posted Sept. 10, 2019


Hillside’s Community Club got wild this year with their Grand-friend’s Day event. It was a full house! Critters Close-Up brought some amazing animals to share and teach us about. Many Hillside students and grand-friends were able to pet a young kangaroo (a joey)! Mr. Samson and Mrs. Riffner were brave and held the python! Jodi Osborne, the owner of Critters Close-Up got very close to the audience by walking up and down aisles to show off a Capuchin Monkey named Dexter (who wowed the crowd with some neat tricks), a Burmese Python named Beauty (who gave the willies to many kids and grown-ups), Moluccan Cockatoo named Diner (who was very noisy), a Red Kangaroo named Irwin (cue in the awes!), a Sulcata Tortoise named Verne, and a Kinkajou named Shrek (another round of awes).

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )