Imagination Factory to host ‘Blast Off’ event on Sunday

Children’s museum sets $25,000 fundraising goal

Brothers Eli Anderson, 8, and Tobi Anderson, 9, of Norway, will take part in activities at the The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum “Blast Off” event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 217 West Hughitt St. in Iron Mountain.

IRON MOUNTAIN – The Imagination Factory Children’s Museum Capital Campaign “Blast Off” Event will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 217 West Hughitt St., Iron Mountain.

Featured activities include a complimentary picnic, book drive, surprise program, special gifts and fun activities for children. The goal of the 2019 Capital Campaign is to raise funds for purchasing and building exhibits for the Imagination Factory Children’s Museum.

Starting Monday, leaders are implementing the Imagination Factory Capital Campaign with a goal of raising $25,000 by Sept. 15 When contributors help to leverage $25,000, the Imagination Factory funds will double to $50,000 thanks to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Patronicity initiative. Donations can be made online at patronicity.com/IF

Checks can also be mailed to: Imagination Factory, 217 Izzo-Mariucci Way, Iron Mountain

“We are confident that contributions will enable the creation of a fully immersive learning experience and as the 2019 exhibits are created, success in opening the doors of the Imagination Factory will be accomplished through the generosity of Patronicity and all the faithful givers and grant funders,” said Co-Director Jeff Gurchinoff.

Liam Burle, 7, of Kingsford participates in an earlier Imagination Factory event.

Gurchinoff and fellow directors Barb Reisner and Jonathan Ringel and the Imagination Factory board are committed to open the Imagination Factory doors to the public by the end of 2019.

“Please consider contributing to the Imagination Factory Capital Campaign that starts on July 15,” said Ringel. “All donations are greatly appreciated. Help us ‘Blast Off” this meaningful campaign on Sunday, July 14. Please bring gently-used books for Great Start family book mailboxes and enjoy family fun and food.”

Anyone interested in being on the Imagination Factory volunteer team can find out more at ourplacecc.org.


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