Children's Museum of the Sierra Holding a Pair of Fundraisers This Weekend

Two special events will help generate much-needed capital for the struggling museum located in Oakhurst, California, just south of Yosemite National Park according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

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Guests wait to board the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad during last year's Ride the Rails for Kids event that raised money for the Children's Museum of the Sierra

Guests wait to board the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad during last year's Ride the Rails for Kids event that raised money for the Children's Museum of the Sierra

We’re really excited to be partnering with both of these well-known businesses to help raise funds for the museum.

Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013

The Children’s Museum of the Sierra is hosting a pair of fundraisers this week that they hope will generate the necessary funds to help keep the museum operating.

The first takes place in Yosemite Lakes Park as part of their weekly Friday Night at the Lake free concert series. Popular band Square One out of Fresno will perform outside the Yosemite Lakes Park clubhouse in front of Blue Heron Lake on Friday, June 21.

In addition to the free concert, there will be children’s activities put on by the museum, and grilled Tri-tip sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs fresh off the grill from The Blue Heron restaurant. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

The next event takes place at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad on Sunday, June 23. The second annual Ride the Rails for Kids combines a BBQ lunch grilled outside by the train with a ride aboard the century old Shay Locomotive through the Sierra National Forest.

Lunch is at 1 p.m. with the train ride following at 2 p.m. Adults can enjoy lunch and the train ride for $25 and kids are $12.50.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with both of these well-known businesses to help raise funds for the museum,” said Steve Montalto, director of the museum.

“Both of these events are fun, family-friendly events that give families from throughout the area something to do together while also helping out a great cause,” he said.

Both events are part of the annual Oakhurst Honorary Mayor Race, which raise funds for charities. Steve is running for the Honorary Mayor title to raise money for the museum.

While there is no real mayor in Oakhurst, candidates raise money for the non-profit of their choice, with each dollar raised counting as a vote. The candidate with the most vote wins, and attends functions such as ribbon cuttings. All money raised throughout the campaign goes to the candidate’s chosen charities.

For more information on the museum, call 559-658-5656 or visit http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfTheSierra.org. For more information on the Honorary Mayor’s Race, contact the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce at 559-683-7766.


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