Gracing the cover this month are the who’s who of the most anticipated event of the spring: “Whitney Zoo-To-Do.” C. Mike Illane, Vice President of Gulf of Mexico Business Unit of Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company and Carl J. Chaney, President and CEO of Hancock Holding Company invite you to join the gala with Michele T. Reynoir, “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” Chairman, Ron Forman, President and CEO of Audubon Nature Institute and Julie B. Habetz, “Zoo-To-Do for Kids.”

This year’s “Whitney Zoo-To-Do Patron Party and Gala,” Friday, May 2, promises to be a night to remember. The evening will feature headline entertainment by Atlanta’s popular dance band, Party on the Moon, its usual sought-after food and cocktails, as well as a silent auction with sports packages, fabulous getaways, and a luxury vehicle raffle featuring an IS250 donated by LEXUS of New Orleans.

Both “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” and “Zoo-To-Do for Kids” will raise funds for Gator Run, Audubon Zoo’s new lazy river. The first expansion of the popular planned water park, Cool Zoo Splash Park, the lazy river will include a gentle seven-minute float along a Cypress forest complete with bridges, water cannons, relaxing beaches and a way to see the zoo from a new point of view.

To learn more and to purchase tickets, call 861-6160 or visit and

Special thanks to Stephanie M. Vega, Manager of “Zoo-To-Do” Events, for all of her assistance.