'Body Worlds' ticket winners selected
● By J. Chambless
Sandy and Bob Hale were the grand prize winners.
Rachael Kime of Aston took a shot at winning free tickets to "Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out" at the Franklin Institute, and the result will be a "girls day out" seeing the exhibition of skinned and dissected animals.
Rachel and her mother, Debbie, both entered to win the tickets offered by the Chester County Press, "But I won," Rachael said, laughing. She found out about the ticket giveaway through Facebook. "I have no idea how it popped up in my news feed, but it did, and I'm very happy that it did," she said.
She and her mother went to the previous "Body Worlds" exhibit in Philadelphia, which featured human cadavers, several years ago, and they both enjoyed it.
"We enjoyed that one, so we thought we might as well go again," Rachael said. "We had already planned to go to this one, but it's great to get free tickets."
She and her mom aren't squeamish about seeing the insides of animals. "We both work in the medical field at Crozer," Rachael said. "We've both to the Mutter Museum three times. It's really great."
Grand prize winners Sandy and Bob Hale, who live near Parkesburg, also attended the previous "Body Worlds" show and loved it. They won five tickets to the new exhibit after they saw the giveaway on Facebook.
"We'd like to go to the show by train," Bob said. "We can get the train right at Parkesburg."
"We're hoping to take our daughter and her husband -- he's a vet, and she was a vet tech," Sandy said, "so they're both really excited about it."
The Chester County Press ticket giveaway drew a total of 279 entries, with 49,377 impressions across the chestercounty.com website, e-mail and Facebook. The first runner-up, Kathy Quillen, won three tickets to the exhibit.
The "Animal Inside Out" exhibit, which runs through April 12 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, explores biology, zoology and physiology as shown in animals large and small. The show is put together by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who was also behind the wildly successful "Body Worlds" series featuring human cadavers that caused an international sensation after debuting in Tokyo in 1995. "Body Worlds" exhibitions have since been hosted by more than 50 museums and other venues in North America, Europe and Asia.
Grand prize winners Sandy and Bob Hale won five tickets to 'Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out.'