This gala dinner and auction will be held on Friday, February 17, 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Ballroom in downtown Salem. Guests will join Executive Director, Pamela Vorachek as she highlights the museum’s contributions to the Salem community.
In sync with the museum’s mission of ‘encouraging children of all ages to learn and grow through play,’ the Young Magicians group will delight guests with slight-of-hand magic tricks. Live musical entertainment will feature Bill Hughes on guitar as guests enjoy delicious Northwest cuisine by Willaby’s Catering and Event Design.
The silent and live auctions highlight the evening with Master of Ceremonies Angel O’Casio adding his humor and talent to this fun event. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a fantastic array of unique items including a Golf Package at Salem Golf Club, a 5 night stay in a condo at Seventh Mountain Resort, a Wine Tasting Tour of Ankeny Vineyards, a variety of health and beauty packages, decorative items for the home and much more. (Auction items subject to change and some restrictions may apply).
In addition to the featured presentation, fantastic food and musical entertainment, Discover the Wonder will announce the winners of the “Great Friends to Kids” awards, which honor individuals and business partners who have played a significant role in the past year in helping the museum realize its mission.
Supporting Sponsors of this event are Foresters and Selco Community Credit Union. Discover Sponsors include AFSCME Union of Child Care Workers, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, Dr. Marcus & Amy East and Pioneer Trust Bank, N.A. Evening Sponsors are Kraft Custom Construction, Inc., OSU Federal, Your Community Credit Union, Saalfeld Griggs PC and Salem Electric. The Wine Sponsor for the evening is EOLA Hills Wine Cellars and Seven Brides Brewing is the Brewery Sponsor.
Money raised from this event will partially support ACCESS, the museum’s community outreach program designed to give families with limited resources access to the safe, quality learning experiences provided by the children’s museum.
Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please call 503-371-3631.