Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center receives major donation
The renowned Rosenberg dining spot, Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe, has announced a major donation to The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, a $50,000 gift earmarked for a children’s diner within the museum where kids of all ages can use their imagination in a setting similar to the iconic restaurant.
Renee Butler, owner of Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe, recently presented the gift to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston.
“Our goal is to provide children in Fort Bend County with a hands-on experience that connects the past to where children are today,” says Butler. “It is so important that we educate our children at an early age and what better way to accomplish this than with a world-class museum right in our back yard.”
Designed with a similar look and feel to the nostalgic Rosenberg restaurant, the replica soda fountain with a kitchen, counter and booths will be located in the museum’s Kidtropolis exhibit, according to Tracy Golden, capital campaign manager for the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center.
“We are grateful for Another Time Soda Fountain & Cafe’s support of the museum,” says Golden. “We need everyone, particularly those businesses which have been the anchor of our community, to step up and support this worthwhile cause,” she adds.
Top-level naming opportunities remain in the museum’s meeting rooms at $100,000 each as well as naming rights for the TotSpot exhibit for $250,000 and the Kidtropolis exhibit for $400,000.
Golden adds $1.6 million needs to be raised to by the end of the 2013 to move forward with the project. “The clock is definitely ticking,” she says.
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center is scheduled to open in the new Imperial development in Sugar Land in the summer of 2015 with a look and feel similar to the Children’s Museum of Houston. Six primary exhibits, managed as platforms for learning for children birth through 12 years, will focus on childhood questions such as “How Does It Work?,” Where Does It Come From,?” and “Can I Solve That?”
Those interested in contributing to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center should contact Tracy Golden at 281-494-0297 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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