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Children’s Museum to Hold Second Annual Silent Auction & Market

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Children’s Museum to Hold

Second Annual Silent Auction & Market

Funds Will Go Toward Enhancements to New Outdoor Addition

April 16, 2015 (COMMERCE, TEXAS) – The Board of Directors of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the second annual Silent Auction & Market, to be held Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The bidding will begin at 6:00 pm and close at 7:30 pm.

Guests at the auction will find all kinds of items for bidding, while enjoying a fun and festive evening out with friends and neighbors. Items will include floral arrangements, furniture, home accents, original paintings and artwork, collector’s items, holiday décor, and jewelry as well as unique experience packages, and much, much more.

In addition, an assortment of baked goods and other culinary delights will be available for purchase at the Market. Checks, cash and credit cards will all be accepted.

“Our most ambitious fundraiser to date, the Silent Auction & Market generates monies that directly impact the children of our region by supporting one of our community’s greatest treasures,” said Board President Kathleen Hooten.

“The proceeds for this year’s event have been earmarked to help fund enhancements for the ‘Great Outdoor Discovery Area,’ a new, open-air addition to the Museum that will include exploration and discovery in art, science, music, and health areas – something that our Board sees as important to the development of children,” she added.

Tickets are available now for just a $5 donation and can be purchased at the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum, Commerce Chamber of Commerce, from any board member or at the door. Children are welcome, and those 12 years old or younger will be admitted free of charge.

Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. This year’s prizes are: Patio Heater, donated by J&R Hill Self Storage; Yeti Cooler, donated by Commerce Veterinary Clinic; and a $250.00 Brookshire’s Gift Card, donated by Cypress Bank and Brookshire’s.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum and will directly impact the lives of young children. Each day at the Museum, hands-on, creative play inspires our youth to discover their place in the world in which they live. Because of the generosity of our community, even more innovative experiences to foster curiosity and ingenuity can be provided.

Call 903.886.6055 for more information, or if you would like to donate an item for the auction.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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