Children's Museum Hawaiian Luau, Sat., May 14th, 2005

Chair Teresa Jones came up with the neat idea to change our Spring Fling to an Annual Hawaiian Luau! Guests enjoyed a fun evening in our beautiful Children's Museum island hideaway! Great tropical food and beverages were provided courtesy of The Seneca Inn. There were nearly 100 items in a fun Silent Auction, with hula dancing performed by Valley of the Veils. Admission was only $30. per person in advance, or $40. at the door. Reservations were secured in the museum or online on our secure shopping cart. Proceeds benefitted our Science History Exhibits. View auction items & flyer. View video promo created by sponsor

Enjoy a night out in a Hawaaian Luau setting!
Admission tickets were purchased online, at $30 per person in advance, $40. at the door

Children's Museum Hawaaian Luau fun fundraiser
View auction items from our numerous supporters
Come to our Children's Museum Hawaaian Luaua to dance, eat, drink, enjoy!
Featuring island food & beverages, Hula dancing
Purchase raffle ticker to win a Chef for a night!
Purchase a raffle ticket to win a Chef for a night!
Wear your Aloha shirts & Moo-Moo dresses
Attendees wore their Aloha shirts, Moo-Moo dresses, & grass skirts!


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Children's Museum 2004 Spring Fling & Raffles


Purchase "Win a Chef" for a night Raffle ticket
Children's Museum May 8th, 2004 Spring Fling

View Spring Fling 2004 pictures

Purchase a raffle ticket, take a chance on a new vehicle!

Spring Fling, Saturday, May 8th, 2004 at The Children's Museum

Our Annual Spring Fling, Saturday, May 8th, 2004, with Honorary Co-Chairs Congessman Sherry Boehlert & District Attorney Mike Arcuri, was catered by Seneca Inn with full bar by Valley View, musical entertainment by Paul & Linda Spiwak & The Devin Garramone Band. Attendees mingled with community leaders and had fun shopping at our silent auction with over 100 neat items donated + viewed our newest exhibits from NASA, Office of Science, Clown collection, Drone plane! Donation was only $50 per person/$95 couple (pre-paid) to benefit the Children's Museum Planetarium. (Tickets available at the door $55 per person/$100 couple). Co-Chairs Betsey Snyder & Patrick Quinn reported that funds raised will help us to finish our new museum Planetarium & 4th floor Museum Main Street Exhibit area. Donations in the form of merchandise, cash, or gift certificates for auctioning the night of the event were welcome. Major sponsors were mentioned in all advertisements and received complimentary tickets to the event. All auction item contributors were publicly thanked on our website, in our newsletter and our museum. View Spring Fling Flyer. View '04 auction items .

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Purchase a $25. raffle ticket and take a chance that YOU might be the lucky person to"Win A Chef for a Night" when CNY Chef Cookoff's 1st place winner, Seneca Inn's Owner/Executive Chef, Ivan Vichinsky, will cook dinner for 8 at the lucky winner's home! (only 200 tickets will be sold).

Purchase "Chef for a Night" raffle tickets online.

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Spring Fling 2004 Pictures

Congressman Boehlert enjoying with Director Brown & Advanced Technical Solutions sponsors

District Attorney Arcuri and friends enjoying the food

Board members WUTR/Fox VP/GM Steven Genett & UPD's Joe Ruggerio conversing

Chair Betsey Snyder, right, checking out all the neat auction items

Sally Buyea chatting with our Caterer, Seneca Inn Owner/Executive Chef Ivan Vichinsky

Linda & Paul Spiwak duo enthralled the attendees

Board member John Stephenson, left and Sponsor Ed Waskewicz enjoying a refreshment!

Jeff, Director Brown, and attendee Don Snyder

Board member Jeff Daniels conversing with friends

Folks checking out the food & auction items

Another view of the gaily decorated 2nd floor

Ivan sharing a moment w/Dr. Mark

Which gifts shall we purchase?

Paul Perry & friend being entertained by strolling magician Jim Oakey

The Ruggerio's & the Daniels w/Director Brown

Another view of the neat 2nd floor stage area
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Spring Fling, Saturday, May 3rd, 2003

At our 1st Annual Spring Fling, held Saturday, May 3rd, 2003, at the Children’s Museum, Honorary Chairs U. S. Congressman Sherry Boehlert & NYS Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, along with the Board of Directors, greeted attendees as we proudly celebrated our 40th Anniversary. Musical entertainment was provided by Classified, Mirage, and the Carlton Boone Trio. Attendees enjoyed mingling with community's leaders in a spring setting with scrumptious food & beverages - and had the opportunity to do fun shopping at our Silent Auction and view our 4th floor with the NASA & DOE exhibits! Donation for all this was only $50 per person.

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Rita Wolber & Roxanne Angelicola enjoy the evening's events

Congressman Boehlert & Dr. Thodore Max enjoying Spring Fling & each other

Terri P., Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, Malva & Dr. Max, w/Mike Shafer & Marlene

District Atty Mike Arcuri & friends enjoying

Ken & Debra Tompkins and Dr. Amidon & Tammi share a smile w/Marlene

Gay spring decorations, yummy food, neat auction items added to the evening's fun

Executive Director Marlene enjoying a moment with the Angelicola's

Friends & supporters gather

The Carleton Boone Trio played on the 1st floor

Mirage played on the 2nd floor

Classified played on the 3rd floor

The dance floor stayed busy all night!

Congressman Boehlert enjoying the food with wifDave Collis, Marianne Boehlert & Marlene

Dr. Joel Amidon & Tammi, regular Museum supporters, enjoying

Dr. & Mrs. Mike Schafer enjoying

Attendees enjoyed!

The Valley View bartenders in a quiet moment

The Congressman purchasing his auction items

Auction committee Jenifer Rota & Chair Terri Palmiero taking a well deserved break

The Congressman & Marlene enjoying

Marcia Jackson & Melissa Garguilo enjoy

Sue & Jim Castilla manning the auction desk

Hines Color Greenhouse donated beautiful hanging plants

that were coupled by our Auction committee w/gifts

A panoramic view of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
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