Children’s Museum to Hold Annual Silent Auction & Market

Children's Museum to hold Silent Auction
Children's Museum to hold Silent Auction
The SRSC ballroom came alive at the 2015 Silent Auction & Market, benefiting the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum. More than 275 attendees bid for the 300-plus auction items. (Credit: Wyman Williams)

More than 300 Items Were Available for Bid Last Year!

The Board of Directors of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the third annual Silent Auction & Market, to be held Monday, April 24, 2017 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 8:00 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. At the 2015 event, more than 300 items were available for bid.

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. In 2016, more than 30,000 people, from all over Texas and beyond, visited the Museum,” said Board President Donna Tavener.

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. Refreshments will be served.

Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.  This year’s prizes are sponsored by Alliance Bank, Cypress Bank, Guaranty Bank & Trust and Inwood National Bank and consist of a $500 Visa Gift Card, $300 Visa Gift Card and $200 Visa Gift Card.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum and will directly impact the lives of its young visitors.  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

Northeast Texas Children’s Museum Announces Friendship Bridge Fundraiser

Northeast Texas Childrens Museum Bridge Fundraiser

Northeast Texas Children's Museum Friendship Bridge FunraiserCommerce Texas | March 22, 2017

The Northeast Texas Children’s Museum will welcome area Bridge players to “Friendship Bridge” on Monday, April 10 at 1:30.   The event is the longest running fund-raising event for the Children’s Museum. “We have watched friendships grow each year around the Bridge table, “said Nancy McFarland, co-chair of the event. “We enjoy seeing returning friends and welcoming new participants each year.”

The event provides a relaxing environment for the players. Groups may rotate to other tables or stay together throughout the afternoon.“We will have a table for beginning Bridge players. Sometimes when individuals have not had the opportunity to play in the last year, they enjoy being with other players of the same level,” said Toni Deaton, the other co-chair.

The afternoon will include Bridge, dessert, and cash prizes for winners of high, second high, and low.  There will also be drawings for other prizes. Tickets are $25 a person and can be purchased at the Children’s Museum or by credit card by calling the Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.

Superheroes Northeast Texas Children’s Museum

Superheroes Northeast Texas

SuperheroYoung men and their mothers are set to enjoy an evening together when Superheores come to Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

Wham! Bam! Slam! Superheroes are coming to the Children’s Museum on Saturday, February 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Now that the Daddy-Daughter Dance is history for this year, it is time to turn attention to the Mother-Son Superhero Night, a time for mothers and sons.

The evening will feature Galactic heroes from Earth and beyond. Superheroes can be the traditional Superman, Batman, or Spiderman; they might also be a Jedi from Star Wars or a fireman or policeman. Superheroes include many characters from throughout the universe.

Each young man will have an opportunity to take on the role of a Superhero.  The young Superheroes can solve a crime at the Cypress Bank by following the trail of the bank robbers. They may also save a dog in a house surrounded by flood waters. These and other activities will make the Superhero Event a time to remember for each young boy.

“The Superhero food will include Wonder Dogs, Cat Woman Claws, and Lightsabers. PowerPunch will also be available. We want the food to be good but to also go along with our Superhero theme”, said Kathy Erwin who will be the caterer for the event.

Decorations will set the tone for the evening and will reflect the theme. The traditional heroes of Superman, Batman, and Spiderman will be seen throughout the Children’s Museum. “My grandson loves Superheroes, and I want the decorations to be exciting to him”, said Lonnie Plunkett, Decorating Chairman.

“Volunteers are so important for any event at the Children’s Museum. The group for the Mother-Son Superhero Night will play an important role in making the evening special for young boys and their moms. It will be such a fun time!” said Sharline Freeman, Director of the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum.

Tickets for the evening are $30 per couple. Purchase them by calling the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.