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Reptile Gardens Coloring Contest Winners

Winners of the Reptile Gardens Coloring Contest Announced

June 2010 — Despite the lack of sunshine, Reptile Gardens had a great turn out for their 73rd Guest Appreciation Weekend, Birthday Party for their beloved giant tortoise Methuselah, and Coloring Contest.

Families who attended not only had the chance to visit the more than 200 species of reptiles and the park, but there was also plenty of food. Everyone at the park enjoyed cake (courtesy of Family Thrift Center), Coca-Cola, and Methuselah's favorite treat, watermelon. Other highlights included prize drawings and a Coloring Contest.

Reptile Gardens gave out more than 2,200 coloring sheets at Family Thrift Centers throughout Rapid City. Kids were asked to color the picture and return it to Family Thrift Center to be hung in the park for Methuselah's birthday and to be entered in the contest.

Pictures were judged in three different age groups, 0-5 years old, 6-9 years old and 10-12 years old. The winners are:

? Kendal Kostenbauer, age 5

? Darcy Ringer, age 8

? Taylor Anderson, age 11

Reptile Gardens would like to thank everyone their sponsors, Family Thrift Center and Coco-Cola, as well as all of those who attended and remind the kids to be on the look-out for the 130th birthday coloring sheets next year at your Rapid City Family Thrift Centers.

About Reptile Gardens

Founded in 1937, Reptile Gardens is a family-owned reptile park located in Rapid City, South Dakota. Their mission is to educate the public on important environmental issues, while working closely with many major zoos worldwide to promote species survival. Housing a large variety of unique reptiles and exotic plants, this reptile zoo is actively involved within the local community and provides wildlife education for people of all ages.



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