Auction to benefit museum's educational program

July 10, 2013 

The Museum of Aviation Foundation in Warner Robins will host its annual premier event Saturday in the Century of Flight Hangar. The 28th annual Auction, Raffle and Taste of Local Cuisine raises funds for the world-class museum that showcases Robins Air Force Base and its education programs serving pre-K through high school students each year.

The education programs provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) along with history and social studies curricula.

The evening event includes a silent auction offering hundreds of items, samples of signature dishes from 30 restaurants and caterers, and a live auction with unique larger items. The admission ticket is $100, admits two people and comes with the chance to win a new vehicle or $30,000 cash. A second and third chance for $3,000 or $1,000 cash is also part of the purchase of a ticket.

The Taste of Local Cuisine is from 7-8 p.m. followed by the live auction. Tickets are still available at the Museum of Aviation office on the third floor of the Eagle Building, from any museum board of directors member or by going online to www.museumofaviation.org. For further information, call 923-6600.

The Museum of Aviation will host Georgia Kids’ STEM Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20. The day of fun science, technology, engineering and math activities includes lunch and activity supplies and is geared for second through fifth-graders. The fee per child is $30.

The event will be held in the Century of Flight Hangar at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins. Pre-registration is required for all participants, and you may attend as a group or as an individual. Georgia Kids’ STEM Day is sponsored in part by Dixie Crows, a NASA grant, Fort Valley State’s Cooperative Development Energy Program and the Museum of Aviation Foundation.

To register or for more information, contact Valarie Gill at 222-7580 or email vgill@museumofaviation.org. Further information is also available by visiting www.moaeducation.com.

There is one remaining 2013 STEM Summer Camp session being offered at the Museum of Aviation Monday through July 19. Smokey the Bear Camp is offered for the Wonder Wings group ages pre-K and K. Princess Camp is offered for the Fab Flight group ages first-second grades. The Science of Beauty Camp is offered for the ACE group ages third-fifth grades. And finally, Advanced Mission Quest is offered for the MQ/ATC group ages sixth-12th grades. Call the Museum of Aviation Foundation Education Center located in the Century of Flight Hangar at 926-5558 for further information. The Education Center is the home of the National STEM Academy and the Aviation Heritage Center.

Marsha Priest Buzzell is executive director of the Warner Robins Convention & Visitors’ Bureau. Contact her at 922-5100 or cvb@wrga.gov.

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