06 Jul Children’s Museum presents the “Power of Play” at gala
Children’s Museum presents the “Power of Play” at gala
Posted Jun 15, 2018
“Power of Play” was thematically targeted at the annual Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Celebration. The high-spirited happening, which was held at the Koop Drive Trailhead on June 3, drew a slew to the museum, which opened its doors in January.
The Slidell High Jazz Ensemble provided the kickoff entertainment while Fontainebleau High RoboDawgs demonstrated their robotic creations. Four Unplugged took to the stage for the evening’s entertainment.
Mistress and Master of Ceremonies Anna Grundmann LeDonne and Doug Mouton updated the event’s actions, and auctioneer Doug Ferrer offered coveted items.
Bidding was brisk on the Ultimate Dinner Party for 10, GLOW Party at the Museum for 50, Fowl Play Duck Hunting for four, the Ultimate Beach House week for 30 and a Saints VIP Training Camp Package for four.
Partying pals got a chance to play Plinko, Spinnovation and Money in Motion. A silent auction and an LSU raffle rounded out the activities. The Culinary Showcase featured a Celebration’s Choice, with voters giving Benedict’s Plantation the top toque.
Applause was accorded to event chairpersons Thomas and Sara Baumgartner Daniel. Names to know were CMST Board President Lisa Barnett, CMST Executive Director Amy Fresh, Parish President Pat Brister and St. Tammany Parish Public School System Superintendent Trey Folse.
A bevy of balloons was a fitting grand finale.
Thanked were sponsors Ochsner Health System, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, McMath Construction and LeBlanc Pediatrics.
The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany is the signature project of the Junior League of Greater Covington and is a community partner of St. Tammany Parish Government, St. Tammany Parish Public School System, Tammany Trace Foundation and Chevron and is a collaborative partner of NASA-Stennis Space Center. Proceeds from Celebration will benefit the How & Why Outdoor Gallery, which will expand the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exhibits. For more information, visit cmstkids.org.
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