Zoo's Zoomerang! aids exhibit


June 20, 1999|By Sloane Brown

They went hog wild at Zoomerang! this year. The Baltimore Zoo's annual black-tie blast had wart hogs as its theme and as its beneficiary. The money raised at the shindig goes toward construction of a new wart-hog exhibit at the zoo.

The more than 2,200 two-legged guests hoofed it through part of the zoo, sampling such fare as honey-barbecued quail legs and liqueur-injected chocolate-dipped strawberries. There was also a buffet of bands for dancers to choose from, offering styles from jazz to salsa.

Among the evening's party animals were Sharon and David Nevins, Zoomerang! co-chairs; Roger Birkel, Baltimore Zoo executive director; Michael Hankin, president of the Maryland Zoological Society; Billie Grieb, the society's incoming president; Josh Kohn, Paul Wolman and Donna Hamilton, event committee members; Don Shula, former coach of the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins; Tony Pagnotti, Jojo Girard, Eddie Applefeld and Michael Filippelli, media personalities; and Jeanne Hitchcock, NAACP national chief of staff.

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