Meeting – February 23, 2016 – Remembrances of Frank Terry and the Terry Lou Zoo
Frank Terry was one interesting man! He was born in Scotch Plains and chose to live in his home town most of his life after being 1 of the 10% in his World War II Company who came home after serving in military bombing missions. He always loved animals as did his wife Lou(ise). They loved Palomino horses and in order to pay for the farm they purchased for their prized horses, they started pony rides. Then they started taking in injured animals from zoos and other people and thus was born The Terry Lou Zoo.
Pete Terry is also a local, interesting man who grew up friends with Frank. Despite the shared last name, they are not related. On Tuesday evening, February 23rd Pete will share remembrances of his colorful friend Frank at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood. Come hear about the tiger that got loose in the parking lot during the Memorial Day Parade. Learn why the Terry Lou Zoo had so many American Bison in the 60’s and 70’s. Many other stories will be told so come to the meeting to get an appreciation for this local character and his wife.
The meeting is free and open to everyone. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program. The meeting starts at 8:00PM on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016. The meeting is held at the Scotch Hills Country Club located at Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains.
For more information about this meeting, contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 or write to us.