Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ArtiGras / ArtiKids

Thanks to all those who stopped by the CMR Under Construction playhouse at the Artigras / ArtikIds event in Mayo Park this past weekend. We sold quite a number of T-shirts and received some donations as well - Thank you!

We continue our site search and are following up with leads as we receive them. We appreciate all the support and encouragement!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kids saving pennies for the Children's Museum!

We have had a great few days! We ended up raising close to $4,000 from our Incredible Family Fun Night. One wonderful 9-year-old boy even put $70 from his own piggy bank--which he saved up from birthday gifts and doing chores for his grandma--into our donation bags.

Also, the elementary school kids who attend the summer session of School Age Child Care at Gage Elementary raised around $670 for the Children's Museum of Rochester through a two-week Penny Drive. That's a lot of pennies, and the CMR is overwhelmed by the generosity and motivation of these kids.

Thanks to all our supporters, especially the kids who are helping to get this dream off the ground!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family Fun Night was a success - thanks!!

Thank you to the hundreds of families who showed up for our "Incredible Family Fun Night" fundraising event at the History Center on August 14! We were overwhelmed by the number of supporters who showed up to enjoy music, magic, crazy hair-dos, and a movie with us. (We'll post event photos and the grand total we collected in donations at a later date.) Thank you for your generous donations and valuable support. Together, we'll get this dream off the ground!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Incredible Family Fun Night on August 14 - reminder

We are excited about Incredible Family Fun Night, a fundraiser for the CMR, which we're holding on Friday night, August 14. The weather forecast is good (whew!), and we expect a big turnout for the event. Fun starts at 6 p.m. at the History Center of Olmsted County. We will have food, music, magic, crazy hair-dos, inflatables, and a movie starting at dusk ("The Incredibles.").

Check out our poster at www.childrensmuseumrochester.org/IncredibleFamilyFunNightposter.html for more details.

We've also talked about this in TV and radio interviews, and there was a nice article in the Post-Bulletin about it today - http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=31&a=411569