The Denver Zoo played host to Lutheran Family Services on Friday night. As excited families arrived at the check-in desk, children received animal masks and then were greeted by face painters as they entered the Denver Zoo after hours. In the Conoco zoo garden pavilions, a dinner of salads, chicken, pork sandwiches and candy floss was waiting and then it was off to enjoy the animals, the train ride and the carousel.  Thunder and lightening threatened, but for the most part held off and everyone was able to enjoy their time at the zoo.  Closed to the general public, the zoo was uncrowded and families were able to see the animals without crowds and enjoy the rides without any waiting, except for lightening delays.

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains provides support for the vulnerable in society from newborns to seniors.  With its beginnings over 60 years ago as an adoption agency, LFS still provides many services in the area of foster care and adoption support, but through the years has branched out to provide many other services to families facing challenges.  LFS also works with refugee and immigrant families as they adjust to their new lives in America.

For further information about Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains please check out their website at