Sugar Land couple presents gift to Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center
Having provided care for Fort Bend families for more than 20 years, Dr. Dennis Halford has seen his share of smiling faces at his orthodontics practice.
Now thanks to an investment he and his wife Lynn have made in the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center, the Halford’s are ensuring future generations of Fort Bend children will always have a reason to smile.
The longtime Sugar Land residents have pledged $25,000 to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center: A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston.“We love to give back to the community where we work and live,” says Lynn, who with Dennis has called Sweetwater home for the past 23 years. “It will be exciting to see our granddaughter grow and learn at the museum.”
With a look and feel similar to the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center will offer six primary exhibits managed as platforms for learning for children birth through 12 years. Exhibits will focus on childhood questions such as “How Does It Work?,” “Where Does It Come From?,” and “Can I Solve That?”
Tracy Golden, the museum’s capital campaign manager, says financial support from the community is vital to making a local, year-round children’s museum a reality.
“We’re in the final, stretch-drive,” says Golden, adding the museum’s capital campaign committee is working to raise $1.6 million by the end of 2013 to move forward with the project. The figure represents the museum’s first three years of programming and operating costs.
The museum is scheduled to open in the new Imperial development in Sugar Land in the summer of 2015.
Those interested in contributing to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center should contact Tracy Golden at 281-494-0297 or at email@example.com.
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