The Z&OO Advisory Board of Directors presented a check to Kurth Primary Principal Dana Bickley at the Lufkin Host Lions Club weekly meeting today. The funds donated will go toward new playground equipment at Kurth Primary.

“With this donation, we will have the funds necessary to make this playground project a reality. The students at Kurth Primary are the true beneficiaries of this generous donation, and we are grateful to the board of the Z&OO Railroad for all they do for children in our community,” said Bickley.

The Z&OO Railroad located at Ellen Trout Park uses the money made for the train rides to funnel thousands of dollars every year into the community to fund various children’s’ causes. The railroad began in 1970 and is still a favorite attraction for children visiting the zoo.

Mrs. Bickley looks forward to having the project complete by the beginning of next school year.


Z&OO Railroad Advisory Board along with Chairman John Thannisch presents a check to Kurth Principal Dana Bickley