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Audubon Zoo and Irma Thomas Continue a Beloved Mother's Day Tradition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Sarah Burnette
Public Relations Director
(504) 212-5335
sburnette@auduboninstitute.org

AUDUBON ZOO AND IRMA THOMAS CONTINUE A BELOVED MOTHER’S DAY TRADITION
Irma Sings, Moms Get Free Zoo Admission May 8, 2011
Presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

April 21, 2011 New Orleans, LA

Grammy Award-winner Irma Thomas headlines a Mother’s Day full of music, family, food and fun at Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans. This year, the annual celebration is presented by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

And best of all, Moms of all ages get into the Zoo free of charge
on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011.

“Free admission for all moms on Mother’s Day is an Audubon Zoo tradition going back more than twenty years,” said Audubon Zoo Managing Director Larry Rivarde. “It’s a day full of warmth, as hundreds of families bring Mom to the Zoo for a celebration of togetherness.”

Visitors can purchase a special remembrance for Mom from jewelry makers selling their creations on-site. Delicious dishes available for purchase so Mom doesn’t have to cook on her day.

“Audubon Zoo and Popeyes are long-standing New Orleans traditions,” said Glenn Jacob, president of the Popeyes New Orleans co-op. “Popeyes is proud to show our support for Audubon Nature Institute on this Mother’s Day.

Beginning at 12:30pm, the BRW Motown Show Band entertains the crowd from the Capital One stage at the Zoo.

At 2:30pm, Irma Thomas and the Professionals take the stage in an emotion-filled performance, singing directly to the moms in the audience. Her concert is filled with personal anecdotes, old favorites and hot new hits.

Contributing 2011 sponsors are Home Depot and Wellcare.

Audubon Zoo is located at 6500 Magazine Street in New Orleans. Members are always admitted to the Zoo free of charge. Guests can purchase tickets online and walk right in, avoiding any lines at the front gate.

Remember to bring the swim suits and towels! While at the Zoo, visitors might check out the latest Audubon sensation that has the whole town talking - Cool Zoo, a wild and wet splash park near the Endangered Species Carousel. It’s the best way to keep cool on a warm day at Audubon Zoo. Admission to Cool Zoo is $5 for non-members and $4 for members in addition to regular Zoo admission.

For more information, visit www.AudubonInstitute.org or phone (504) 581-4629. Follow Audubon on Twitter @audubonzoo.