It was a dark and stormy night... Well, it was dark and there was rain, but it was hardly a dreary evening. With live music, a reptile show and catering by Julie's Place, the volunteer homeless-for-the-night couldn't have had it better.
Loyal I.T.'s contingent of sleepers included Naomi, Raewyn, Peter, Brendan L, Brendan C (ex-employee), Michael T, Michael G and Julie Goodwin. The night consisted of sitting around the park bench playing cards, some of us found warmth in a warm cup of soup or in the bottle of Jim Beam. Others warmed themselves by the glow of their mobile phones as they played Pokemon Go.
After the reptile show had been and gone, we had the opportunity to have a group photo with a Harley Davidson and a big snake. Can you tell from this photo which two of the group did not want anything to do with the snake?
Once the festivities were over we were left to our own devices. Some took a self-guided tour of the reptile and snake exhibition.
Others retreated back to the park bench for more card games until the early hours of Saturday morning. When we decided to call it a night, the hard part began. Finding a semi-comfortable patch of dirt to sleep on. This was as cushy at it got. It didn't help when at about 4am the sky opened up and those without coverings were awoken.
Brendan made some new friends when packing up in the morning.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Zoo and Snooze this year. The grand total contributed by Loyal I.T.'s group alone was over $9600!
We all look forward to doing it all again next year.
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