.....The 2007 Children’s Museum Annual Anniversary Holiday Gala was held on Saturday, November 17th, 2007 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at the Children's Museum, 311 Main Street in Utica, NY. Catered Menu & Full Bar; Live Music & Dancing; and a Fun Holiday Auction. Gala Co-Chairs were Dan Trevisani & Joe Ruggiero with Auction Co-Chairs Arthur Rapp Jr., Cisco Piersma, Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom, Christine Cougan-Schram. Honorary Co-Chairs NYS Senator Joe Griffo & wife Laraine, and Oneida County DA Scott McNamara & wife Janice were in attendance, along with Utica Mayor-elect, David Roefaro. ..Our one big fundraising benefit of the year, it supports the museum's Future Vision for the children & families we serve. Donation $85 @ in advance ($150 per couple) or $95 @ at the door. Tickets available on our website's secure shopping cart. Ask our Board members how you can attend the private pre-Gala party! Mark your calendars for the Saturday before Thanksgiving in 2008! "Help us to write the next chapter of the Children’s Museum’s ongoing success story". View 44th Anniversary Gala Benefit pictures below.



Mayor-elect Dave Roefaro welcomed by Director Brown

NYS Senator Joe Griffo & wife w/Director Brown

Oneida County DA Scott McNamara & wife

Board Vice-Chair Joe Ruggiero & wife

Board Member Cisco Piersma & husband

Board Chair Dan Trevisani & friend

Dozens of great auction items to choose from

Enjoying the food, beverages, and fellowship!

Board Member Art Rapp & friends

Mayor-elect Roefaro praising the Children's Museum

DA McNamara & Sen. Griffo interviewed by Utica OD

Director Brown interviewed by WKTV

D2007 Great Friends to Kids Award to Sgt. Joe Ruggiero

D2007 Great Friends to Kids Award to DA McNamara

D2007 Great Friends to Kids Award to NYS Sen. Griffo

Board Member Dr. Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom & friends

Enjoying the band & the desserts on the 3rd floor


Our famous oak staircase shown in all its brilliance
Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science, and Technology 5th Day Gala celebrating our 41st Anniversary,

A panoramic view of just a few of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
5th Day celebration of The Children's Museum of Utica, NY 41st Anniversary celebration, and Great Friends to Kids Award ceremony

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2007 Children’s Museum Anniversary Gala Corporate Sponsors, who took out Ads in our Program Book or donated auction items to the event.

SPONSORS:
Bank of Utica, Utica, NY
National Grid, New Hartford, NY
Pacemaker Millar, Utica, NY
The Burns Agency, Clinton, NY
NBT Bank, Norwich, NY
Wilcor International, Frankfort, NY
ConMed Corporation, Utica, NY
Utica First Insurance, Utica, NY
Northern Safety, Utica, NY
Garro Drugstore, Utica, NY
Carbone Auto, Utica, NY
Regent Broadcasting, Marcy, NY
Utica.tv, Utica, NY
SUNY/IT, Utica, NY

2007 Children’s Museum Gala Auction Items. Attendees enjoyed early holiday shopping at reduced prices while getting a tax write-off AND supporting our museum! Please thank these businesses!

Category A: SPECIALTY STORE BASKETS & GIFTS:
College St Hair Design by James - Gift Basket (products & trim)

Gift Basket of Cosmetics & Certificate - The Laser Center
Kid's World - Diaper bag filled with clothing, etc.
Cottontails - One $50. Gift certificate
Countryside Stove & Chimney - Basket assorted scented candles
Kindermusik - Eight weeks of classes (2 months to 18 months)
Rotary eClub NY1 - Cooler Tote filled with FX Matt gifts
Utica Roasting Company - Gift Basket w/coffee grinders, mugs, etc.
Empire Recycling - Gift Basket of Peter's Cornucopia goodies
Clemente Novelties - Gift Basket of assorted items

My Favorite Muffin & Bagle - Gift Basket of Fresh goodies
Lichtman's Wine & Liquor - Two bottles of Canadian Club
Wine Gift Basket - GPO Federal Credit Union
DeIorio’s - Gift Baskets (Pasta & Certificate)

Personal Water Cooler - Catskill Spring Water
F.X. Matt Brewery - Gift Basket of Brewery Memorabilia
Category B: GETAWAYS:
Artful Lodger - Bed & Breakfast overnight
Adonis / Avanti Limo Service - Gift certificate toward limo & dinner
Utica Symphony - 2 USO Season Tickets
Stanley Theater CNYARTS - Gift certificate for a sponsored event
Munson Willians Proctor Art Institute - Family Membership
Marquee Cinemas - Two (2) Theatre Passes
Movie Gallery in Ilion - Gift Basket with movie certificate & goodies coupons
Uptown Theatre - Gift Basket which includes goodies & movie certificates
Fitness Mill - Hooded Sweatshirt & Six Month Gift Certificate
Lava Spa - Gift Certificate for Hot Lava Stone Massage
Cutting Edge, Whitesboro - One month membership
Deb's Hair Design, Clinton - Basket of hair products
Radisson Hotel - Gift Certificate Sunday Brunch for 2 (two)
Red Roof Inn
- Gift Certificate for an Overnight Stay
The Beeches - Master Suite w/Jacuzzi overnight room w/dinner at The Savoy
Hotel Utica - Overnight for two with Continental breakfast
Holiday Inn - Overnight for two w/Dinner in the Moose River Room
Time for Me Day Spa - One hour massage
American Tourister - two piece luggage set
Category C: HOLIDAY GIFTS:
Carbone Auto Group - Child's Harley-Davidson rocker w/gift basket
Dove Eye & Laser Center - Brown polarized ultraviolet sunglasses
McHarris Gifts - Crystal Vase
Gift & Toys Gift Basket - by Children's Museum Gift Shop
Lamberto Opticians - Cartier Sunglasses
Trendsetters Salon - Cosmetic Case
Yankee Ltd./Cottontails - Three Collectible Muffy Bears
Colozzi's Gift Shop, New Hartford - Soft stuffed Ty Tiger
Adobe Acrobat - Assorted software
Crystal Shuttle w/revolving base - by Boeing Rocketdyne
Space Items Gift Basket - by Children's Museum
Crystal Eagle - by Boeing Rocketdyne
A. Vitullo - Two men's Cotton Lacoste shirts

Hamster Cage & Gift Certificate - by Wild Things
Category D: HOME & OFFICE GIFTS:
Meelan Floors Carpet - Karastan Townhouse Bedford Teak rug
Grace Furniture - Cheval standing Mirror, gold w/black accents
Joe Tahan's - Jewelry Armoire
Meyda Tiffany - Stained glass lamp
O. J. Gulla Pools - Two weather resistent padded Sling Chairs
Dr. James Casper - a Support Pillow & consultation
Dave Hayes Appliances - Microwave Oven & Gift certificate
Tarson Pools - Patio set (4 sling chairs, 42”table)
Fortis Corp - Gift certificate toward custom website
Marcy Carpet - Oriental Rug
Local artist - Hanging Crochet Glass Shelf
M & R Heating & Air Conditioning - Programmable thermostat
USA Tailor Shops - Satellite Dish Cover
CNY Awards - Champion Tackle Twill Hoddie
Chester’s Flowers - Holiday centerpiece
Strawberry Geranium - Permanent Angel Holiday Wreath
Village Floral - Teddy Bear wreath
Harden Furniture - Cherry CD Tower
Hummel’s Office Supply - Fellowes Shredder
Joseph Flihan Company - Bar Blender
SnowGrass - Landscaping Gift Certificate
Village Floral - Children's Delight Christmas Tree
Loveseat Planter - Cisco Piersma, Print Design
Category E: FINE JEWELRY ITEMS
Lennon Wilcox Jewelers - 10K diamond cut Bracelet
Freeman & Foote Jewelers - 14k yellow gold bangle bracelet
Harris Brothers Jewelers - Black Onyx Necklace
Nichols Jewelers - Ladies Gray Belai Watch
Mikimoto - Perfume Atomizer w/Pearl accent
Gold Mine Jewelers - $50 Gift certificate
Gold Mine Jewelers - $50 Gift certificate
Gold Mine Jewelers - $50 Gift certificate
Engelbert’s Jewelers - Gold bracelet
Lennon Wilcox Jewelers - Diamond pendant
The Princess Shop - Brighton Silver Bracelet
Category F: ARTWORK & PAINTINGS
Koala Bear hand carved bas relief on flagstone - Theresa DeSpirito
Original Photo Collage of the Int'l Space Station - NASA
Franklin Romantic Reflections by Lena Liu– Grace Furniture
Reflections – Original acrylic framed painting by Mrs. Scott Canfield
Sunset Oil Painting – by Marie Linnell
Gold Framed River Painting - Home Fashions by Sam Tantillo
Canvas Painting w/matching hook - by Grins & Giggles
Against a Summer Sky painting by Gerry Walters
Trains in Utica photograph by Aaron Keller
Spring Fields by Rose Bryla
Statue of Soldier painting by John Caruso
Nancy Ford “Moon Over Utica” metallic print 10 x 14
Ethnic Utica & CNY Notepads by Glenn Rybicky
Rick Vassar Autographed T-shirt - Turning Stone
Neil McCoy Autographed T-shirt - Turning Stone
Category G: RESTAURANT CERTIFICATES
Carmella’s Restaurant - Ten $20. Gift certificates
Castranova's Restaurant - One $25. Gift certificate
Catering by Bernadine - One $25. Gift certificate
Sorrento Pizza - One $25. Gift certificate

Grimaldi's - Four $25. Gift certificates
Delmonico's Restaurant - Gift basket
& $10. certificate
Waterfront Grill - Four $50. Gift certificates
Charlie's Pizza - Two $15 Gift cards
Category F: SPORTS RELATED
GIFTS
Holland Heights Golf Course - Gift Certificate 2 hole simulator
Utica First - Two Golf shirts (one ladies, one man's)
Rob Esche - Clinton Comet autographed hockey shirt
Twin Ponds Golf - 2 greens fees and cart
CNY Awards - Gift certificate
Wilcor International - Two high back Captain's folding Chairs

Syracuse University - S. U. T-shirt & book
Utica College - Four Pioneer Athletics shirts, Hockey Hat & T-shirt
Wilcor International - Folding Deluxe Double Chair
Wilcor International - Metal Frog Band
Dick Sonne - Bike Helmet & Gift Certificate
Utica School of Commerce - Sweatshirt, T-shirts, bag, pens, golf markers
Oil Change - Advanced Automotive Service
Category H: BRIC-A-BRAC/ANTIQUE GIFTS
Lazy Day Fishing Stoneware
Set of 5 Ceramic Doves
Bronze Cat
Stone Seal
Girl in Garden Ceramic
Four Brass Shell Platters
Antique Tea Rose cup & saucer
Brass Fluted Bowl
Tall Ceramic Burnt Orange Vase

1 of only 18 autographed by Buzz Aldrin Special Edition Life magazine Apollo  edition
I. 1 - SPECIAL ITEM -Life Magazine Special Limited Edition "To the Moon and Back" autographed by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who took part in the historic Apollo Moon Walk! (secured by Congressman Boehlert)

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