We’ve had another great Member Event! With over 520 visitors, this year’s event was record breaking! Guests were shuttled down to the sanctuary where they had the opportunity to visit our gift shop, bid on items in our silent auction, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win exciting prizes, grab refreshments or a snack from the concessions and, most importantly, witness the gift of sanctuary first hand.

We are always so excited for our members to witness how their donations provide nearly 50 primates with a lifetime of sanctuary. As members toured the Primate Rescue Center, volunteers, interns and staff members were there to answer any and all questions about the primates – their homes, enrichment, diet, medical care, rescue stories and housemates are a few of the frequently discussed topics.

The gift shop was a big hit this year with tons of PRC souvenirs up for grabs. Although this was the one time a year that our entire gift shop is available for sale, keep an eye on our Facebook page for more opportunities to purchase unique PRC merchandise!

The concessions, provided by local food truck Caribbean Spice, stayed busy as hungry and thirsty patrons visited for refreshments. It was a hot day this year and we hope that all members took advantage of the water station, fans and misters!

Guests also participated in the silent auction as well as the raffle. Raffle prizes this year included airline tickets and gift certificates and baskets. Thanks to the generosity of so many donors (listed below), the silent auction had nearly 30 items to bid on!

So many hands went into making this day possible. We must thank our dedicated team of volunteers and interns, without whom we simply could not have done it. The volunteers endured the hot weather with smiles on their faces to help us make the event one of the best yet – thank you! We would also like to thank and recognize our fantastic members for showing your support to the sanctuary and our cause with your presence and your donations. We truly can’t thank you enough and we hope to see you again next year!

Last, but definitely not least, we would like to recognize and thank those that sponsored and supported the event:



Beta Sponsor

300 West Vine Street

Lexington, KY 40503




Gamma Sponsor

Hayden Company

208 S Main St

Nicholasville, KY 40356





In-Kind Supporters

A1 Portables

Ale-8-One Bottling Company

Alec Ganesha

Anderson Communities

Animal Hospital of Nicholasville

April Truitt & Clay Miller

Big Ass Solutions

Bruce & Helen Smith

Caribbean Spice Food Truck

Cincinnati Reds

Clay’s Mill Baptist Church – Mike Dunn

Cricket Press

Cundiff Chiropractic

Danny and Libby Barnes – Alternative Jewelry

Dennis Parrish – Artist

Emily Evans – Eliminate with Emily

Fayette Gallery – Jenny Guidry

Goff Tents

Goin’ 8pe

Hickman Creek Kennels

High Bridge Spring Water

Hyatt Regency

Jeff Amano – Artist – Must Draw Dogs

Jack and Lynn Osborne – M & E Specialty Contracting

Karen Young

Ken Watts – Watts Realtors & Auctioneers

Kroger – Nicholasville, Bellerive and Brannon Crossing

Landscapers Corner

Lifestyle Chiropractic

Lockmasters Security Institute

Louisville Sluggers Museum

Mark Rush Photography

Nate’s Coffee

Onestepatatime Farm

Park Printing

Southern Communications – Mike Munafo

Talon Winery

Whole Foods

Wyn Morris