Rockin’ at the River gala to ‘Light the Night’

Chattahoochee Nature Center



ROSWELL, Ga. – “Light the Night” is the theme of this year’s Rockin’ at the River gala for the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Saturday, May 10. Enjoy nature, music, food and drink as you dance under the stars and join movers and shakers across metro Atlanta in celebrating the Chattahoochee Nature Center while supporting their mission.

The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by the CNC Board of Trustees to Lou and Pat Tabickman, selected to receive this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award.

“This is for Lou’s tireless commitment over the past year in stepping up to assume leadership of the center when it was most needed, and Pat’s selfless support, allowing Lou to do so,” said Maureen Cowie, board president.

“The value of their joint contribution to the Nature Center cannot be measured or well expressed in words,” she said. “But we hope that this award at least partially recognize its immeasurable worth.”

As trustees for the past four years, the Tabickmans are also strong supporters of the Roswell community, serving on boards of the Roswell Rotary Club, the Cottage School and the Roswell Woman’s Club.

Without strong partners, the Chattahoochee Nature Center would not have grown to become Georgia’s oldest and largest private environmental education nonprofit organization, Cowie said.

The CNC provides pathways to stewardship for more than 130,000 children and adults each year, said Kathi Wurzel, this year’s event chair.

“We appreciate all of the board’s members in raising the critical operating funds for CNC’s environmental education work,” said Jane Hart, co-chair of this year’s gala.

Committee chairs include Lisa Hyde, entertainment chair; Max Zygmont, silent auction chair; Bob Hagan, food chair; Diane Barton, beverage chair, and Michael DuBois, the sponsorship chair.

This gorgeous 127-acre riverfront setting sets the stage for the patron and VIP reception with music by Chris Otts at 6:30 p.m. in the plaza, complete with passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

The gala begins at 7:30 p.m. when guests arrive at Kingfisher Hall. Don McBroom will entertain guests during the gourmet buffet. An extensive silent and short live auction will include a variety of unique experiences and items contributed by local companies.

If You Go

Rockin’ at the River

Chattahoochee Nature Center

Saturday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.

Patron tickets: $250

General tickets: $125 per person

Information: Development Director DeAnn Fordham at 770-992-2055, ext. 226


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