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Family Fun Fest to benefit Children’s Discovery Museum

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Sept. 23, 2011 at 4:23 a.m.


OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday - Kids' seasonal consignment sale, noon to 4 p.m., National Guard Armory, 106 E. Mockingbird Lane. Portion of the proceeds benefit Children's Discovery Museum, www.goodasnewsale.com.

Oct. 1 - Habitat for Humanity Sweat Equity Challenge, Riverside Park, 361-573-2511.

Oct. 8 - Third annual Buddy Walk hosted by Down Syndrome League of Victoria, Riverside Park, 361-649-1196.

The annual Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent Family Fun Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in downtown Victoria.

Activities will include inflatables, vendors, children's entertainment groups, face painting, clowns, balloons, refreshments and more.

Also at the museum every Wednesday is WOW (What's On Wednesday) day with special programs each week.

Nov. 5 will feature Treasure Night, an adult fundraiser from 7:30 p.m. to midnight with entertainment by Clay Crockett.

Other special events are planned throughout the year. For more information call 361-485-9140.

Name: Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent

Year Founded: 1999

Areas served: The counties of the Golden Crescent

Services provided: Hands on interactive exhibits geared for children ages 9 and under; educational gift shop; birthday parties; school field trips; private rentals; summer camps.

Number of People served annually: 21,000 +

Greatest needs: Financial operational support namely, and support of festivals and other fundraising efforts.

Staff: Paige Gedvillas, Interim Museum Director; 1 part time paid staff; 15+ board member volunteers; up to 10 youth volunteers.

Location/Contact Info:

Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent:

204 N. Main St.

Victoria, TX 77901

361-485-9140

www.cdmgoldencrescent.com

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