In the Know: Mythic Mambo

May 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Fernbank is known in the Atlanta community (and beyond) as a great destination for children’s programming. Our Great Hall is constantly filled with visiting  the Museum with a  school group, camp or their family.

But every summer, the Great Hall becomes party central, as hundreds of adults descend on the Museum for a “party with a purpose,” the annual Lost Oasis event.

For the past 16 years, Artemis, the Museum’s young professionals guild has hosted Lost Oasis, Proceeds from this annual event benefit children’s programming at Fernbank Museum.

Planning and organizing for the event falls under the leadership of Michele Kresge and Julie Scroggin in Fernbank’s Member & Volunteer Services department. Michele and Julie, with help from Artemis members, have been planning the event since last September. Considering the event entertainment, advertising, organizing volunteers, securing sponsors and the silent auction, it is not surprising for me to learn that this  event can take 9 months to plan!

This year’s event is taking place Saturday, June 11 and theme is  Mythic Mambo, a nod to the current special exhibit Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids.

Tickets are still available for the event if any of you blog readers are interested- it’s a great way to experience Fernbank, support and great cause and contribute to the community. Click HERE for more info!

-Amanda Boddy, Marketing and Communications Intern


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