HMHI’s first-ever Night at the Family Museum was a fund-raiser that pleased on June 11! We had the Family Museum in Bettendorf to our own special evening of family interaction and fun from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and not a second of that time was wasted.
The museum itself is filled with active and interactive fun for all that kept our guests busy and entertained.
The personal appearance by Clifford the Big Red Dog, who wowed the little ones, was a special treat, highlighting the evening.
But our volunteer balloon artist Karen Habenicht was just as popular. She prepared balloon souvenirs for each child, created to match each one’s interests, favorites and preferences. And she sang and entertained the children as she blew and bent the balloons into amazingly intricate shapes and creatures.
Our staff and volunteers had prepared the Family Museum with special decorations, gift books of Clifford, and information about our program at HMHI.
All the proceeds from this $5 all-inclusive admission event will go to help HMHI help families who need homes, so the evening’s fun benefited a great cause. We gratefully acknowledge the event sponsors: Royal Neighbors, J. H. Laas Company and Celeste Dolan.
The Development Committee of the HMHI Board took the lead in arranging our Family Night at the Museum event. Members of the planning committee for this event are Connie Cervantes, Amy Crist, Michelle Kronfeld, Mike Laas, Kay Sigardson Poor and Janice Vrablec.
They’re already musing about repeating this wonderful evening next year. Clifford must travel to another town, but we know the Family Museum will have something just as wonderful to see in his place. If you attended Friday, we hope we’ll see you again.