The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, May 4. This week, Racine County Eye web editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed various community happenings around Racine County with TMJ4 anchors Charles Benson and Susan Kim.
1. Saying goodbye to Naka the Amur tiger
Naka the Amur tiger, from the Racine Zoo, has passed away at the age of 18. She had an aggressive form of cancer and despite a successful surgery, was unable to recover due to her advanced age. Amur, formerly known as Siberian, tigers live around 10-12 years in the wild.
Lamoreaux recounted a day in February this year when Naka came to spend time with them when Lamoreaux’s daughter began serenading the majestic big cat with a soothing tune.
2. 3rd annual Plant Swap at Sanders Park
This year marks the third annual Plant Swap at Sanders Park in Racine. About 60 people have been attending the Plant Swap each year and they are welcoming the public to join in the fun.
On May 13, people can bring their extra plants to exchange for other varieties brought from elsewhere. Gardening can be expensive, and this is a great way to conserve dollars as well as plant life.
3. Diaper Drive for Bethany Apartments
Sporty Girl Accessories is partnering with Sew ‘n Save of Racine once again, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 6, to collect diapers for these families, who many times, must leave in such a hurry that they don’t have time to stock up on necessities for their family.
The Bethany Apartments is a nonprofit organization for survivors of domestic abuse and their families to have a place to call home during their recovery from domestic violence.
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