Children's Museum 44th Anniversary
Holiday Gala Benefit
Black Tie & Gown optional)

Saturday November 17th, 2007
with Great Friends to Kids Award

.....Mark your calendars! The 2007 Children’s Museum Annual Anniversary Holiday Gala will be 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 by DVD the Band, with Vinnie Esposito and Dean Blask; and a Fun Holiday Auction. Join Gala Co-Chairs Dan Trevisani & Joe Ruggiero ; plus Auction Co-Chairs Arthur Rapp Jr., Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom, Christine Cougan-Schram, Cisco Piersma, Diane Polce & John Stephenson, along w/ Honorary Co-Chairs NYS Senator Joe Griffo & wife Laraine & Oneida County DA Scott McNamara & wife.
This is our one big fundraising benefit of the year, to support the museum's Future Vision for the children & families we serve. We receive no city, county, state, or federal funding for operating purposes, so we rely on the community's generosity. Donation only $85 @ in advance ($150 per couple) or $95 @ at the door. Tickets available now on our website's secure shopping cart. Also Ask how YOU can attend the private pre-Gala party! "Help us to write the next chapter of the Children’s Museum’s ongoing success story".

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.It was a glorious evening Sat., Dec. 2nd, 2006, at 311 Main St., Utica. Our Gala Benefit featured: Catered Menu & Full Bar; Live Music by Cleff Dwellers; Fun Holiday Auction; Mingling with friends, all to benefit the museum’s Science & History Centers. Donation $85 @ in advance ($150 per couple) or $95 @ at the door. Tickets available at Museum or on our website's secure shopping cart.
.....Guests joined Honorary Chairs Sherry Boehlert & Marianne, NYS Senator Joe Griffo & Lorraine, Congressman Mike Arcuri & Sabrina, Event Sponsor Grant Bauserman [GM, HMI Powder] & wife, Gala Co-Chairs Dan Trevisani, Joe Ruggerio, Jack Cassidy; Auction Chairs Arthur Rapp Jr., Christine Cougan-Schram, Joanne Palumbo-Mozloom, & other Board members.
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Our famous oak staircase shown in all its brilliance

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5th Day celebration of The Children's Museum of Utica, NY 41st Anniversary celebration, and Great Friends to Kids Award ceremony

A panoramic view of just a few of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
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2006 Children’s Museum Anniversary Gala Corporate Sponsors, who took out Ads in our Program Book or donated auction items to the event.

EVENING SPONSOR: Homgenous Metals Inc. - HMI Powder, Clayville, NY
The Fountainhead Group, New York Mills, NY
National Grid, New Hartford, NY
ConMed Corporation, Utica, NY
Hartford Insurance, New Hartford, NY
The Burns Agency, Clinton, NY
Wilcor International, Frankfort, NY
Utica First Insurance, Utica, NY
McQuade & Bannigan, Utica, NY
Regent Broadcasting, Marcy, NY (WUTR 20, Fox 33, UPN), Utica, NY

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2006 Children’s Museum Gala Auction Items. Folks enjoyed early holiday shopping while getting a tax write-off AND supporting our museum! Please thank these businesses when you shop at their stores or see them.

Laser Spa (Drs. Jeff & Anita Amidon) Sleigh filled with cosmetics and gift certificate
College St Hair Design by James - Gift Basket (products, trim or tan)

Celebrity Gift Basket - Assorted Wines (Cong. Boehlert, Mayor Brown, Milton Bloch)
Ram Spring Water - Gift Basket (assorted teas, coffee, mugs & hot chocolate)

DeIorio’s - Gift Basket (Pasta & Certificate)
Sheriff Dan Middaugh - Gift Basket of Wine & Scented Bear
Kindermusik - Eight weeks of classes (2 months to 18 months)
B J's Wholesale - one year membership
Regent Broadcasting - Gift Basket
The Jade Fox - Gift Basket

Rotary eClub NY1 - Gift Baskets
Clemente Novelties - Gift Baskets
Clemente Novelties - Gift Wrapping Paper
Countryside Stove & Chimney - Gift Basket of Scented Candles
Category B: GETAWAYS:
The Beeches - Master Suite w/Jacuzzi overnight room w/dinner at The Savoy
Hotel Utica - Master Suite overnight room with Continental breakfast
Holiday Inn - overnight w/dinner & breakfast
Artful Lodger - Bed & Breakfast overnight
Fitness Mill - Three month membership
Radisson Hotel - Overnight Room w/Breakfast in AM
Utica Symphony - 8 tickets for Season performances
Marquee Cinemas - Four (4) Theatre Passes
Carbone Auto - Harley Davidson Kids Cycle & Clothes
Beck’s Grove & Theatre - Red Hat Collectible Doll
Child’s Aluminum Scooter
McHarris Gifts - Crystal Vase
Camelot Optical - Sunglasses & case
Lamberto Opticians - Cartier Sunglasses
Trendsetters Salon - Cosmetic Case
Adobe Acrobat - Assorted software
Village Toy Shop - Gift basket of assorted toys
Vitullo’s - Men’s knit Sweater

M & R Heating & Air Conditioning - Programmable thermostat
Crystal Eagle - by Boeing Rocketdyne
Crystal Shuttle - by Boeing Rocketdyne
Space Items Gift Basket - by Children's Museum
Space Pins Gift Basket - by Children's Museum
Yankee Ltd./Cottontails - Three Collectible Muffy Bears
Gift & Toys Gift Basket - by Children's Museum Gift Shop
Village Toy Shop - Stack of Children’s CD’s & tapes
Memory Comfort Pillow by Casper Chiropractic
Harden Furniture - Four-Drawer Cherry Chest
Meelan Floors Carpet - One Goladen Palace-Kirman Oriental rug
Tarson Pools - Patio set (4 sling chairs, 42”table, SU blanket)
Marcy Carpet - Oriental Rug
Meyda Tiffany - Stained glass lamps
Maxx Antiques & Design - Solid Stone Fountain
Dave Hayes Appliances - Microwave Oven & Gift certificate
O. J. Gulla Pools - Two Floating Lounge Chairs
Grace Furniture - Silver Finish Floor Lamp
A 2 Z Graphics - Assorted Office Supplies in Bin
Harden Furniture - Cherry CD Tower
Hummel’s Office Supply - Fellowes Shredder
Ironwood Furniture - Excelsior (2 Mattress Pads & 2 pillows)
SnowGrass - Landscape Certificate & Shrub
Village Floral - Children's Delight holiday tree
Joseph Flihan Company - Wine Saver & Bar Blender
Chester’s Flowers - Non-perishable permanent holiday arrangement
Strawberry Geranium - silk wreath
Village Floral - Permanent Angel Holiday Wreath
Clinton Florist - sunflower wreath
USA Tailor Shops - Satellite Dish Cover
CNY Awards - Gift Certificate
Hanging Crochet Glass Shelf
Lennon Wilcox Jewelers - Diamond Pendant
Harris Brothers Jewelers - Black Onyx Necklace
Nichols Jewelers - Ladies Pink Belai Watch
Mikimoto - Perfume Atomizer w/Pearl accent
Gold Mine Jewelers - Gift certificates
Engelbert’s Jewelers - Child's Noah's Ark
Franklin Romantic Reflections by Lena Liu– Grace Furniture
Reflections – Original acrylic framed painting by Mrs. Scott Canfield
Swan Painting – Oil painting by Susan Fountain
Sunset Oil Painting – by Marie Linnell
Gold Framed River Painting - Home Fashions by Sam Tantillo
Canvas Painting w/matching hook by Grins & Giggles
Peppers & Pomogranates Oil painting by Susan Fountain
Against a Summer Sky painting by Gerry Walters
A Mother’s Day painting by Bart Carrig
A Summer Rose by Matthew Marley
Trains in Utica photograph by Aaron Keller
$100. Safari 2002 painting by Marsha Silverman
Deer with Fall Foliage by John Caruso
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
Carmella’s Restaurant - Gift certificates
Bella Cucina - Gift certificate
Castranova’s Restaurant - Gift certificate
Delmonico's Restaurant - Gift certificates
Catering by Bernadine - Gift certificate
Castranova's Original Grimaldi's - Gift certificate

Grimaldi's - Gift certificates
Bagel Grove - Gift certificate
Clinton Comet hockey shirt autographed by Rob Esche & friends
Hot Wheels collection - Autographed by Author Mike Zarnock
Wilcor International - 25” Back Packer

Twin Ponds 2 greens fees and cart
Syracuse University - S. U. T-shirt, book, and collectible puppet
Wilcor International - Full Prestige Airbed
Utica College - Four Pioneer Athletics shirts, Hockey Hat & T-shirt
Herkimer County Community College - Soccer T-shirt & Warm-up Jacket
Wilcor International - Folding Deluxe Double Chair
Wilcor International - Metal Frog Band
Dick Sonne Child's Bike Helmet
Stoneware: Lazy Day Fishing
Champagne Dipping Dishes/Sauce - Cucina Toscani
Set of 5 Ceramic Doves
Handpainted Gold Trim Plates/Dishes
Bronze Cat
Black hand painted dishes w/gold trim
Stone Seal
Decorative Ceramic Pink/Blue Set
Ceramic Artwork: Girl in Garden
Four Brass Shell Platters
Large Ceramic Duck Creamer/Sugar
Two white Ceramic Covered Dishes
Set of 7 Assorted Candle Holders
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 -$500. 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 Sherwood Boehlert)

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