OAKHURST – Children’s Museum of the Sierra (CMOS) Director Steve Montalto and Crab Cakes Family Seafood restaurant owner Roman Zabicki have something in common: the satisfaction of having raised money on behalf of Montalto’s bid for Honorary Mayor of Oakhurst (Steve 4 Mayor).
On Wednesday, May 22, dozens of people gathered at Crab Cakes to partake in a special dinner offered by Crab Cakes’ Chef Brian Velasquez. Within half an hour of gathering, staff was busy setting up an extra table in the back room to accommodate all the guests.
Choosing from broiled salmon with hollandaise sauce, brined chicken or double bone-in pork chops, supporters listened while Montalto spoke briefly about the museum’s struggles and successes. $15 from each dinner went directly to the Steve 4 Mayor campaign.
The result was a host of happy diners and a check in support of Montalto’s mayoral campaign, where every $1 = one vote.
CMOS is an hands-on exploration and discovery center, widely believed to be one of the mountain areas most essential nonprofits. Currently in its 16th year of operation, the organization boasts numerous exhibits that focus on science and vocational educational opportunity, and they sponsor a host of fun events to help kids get excited about learning.
Next up on the Steve 4 Mayor campaign trail is participation in the Bass Lake Classic Triathlon on Saturday, June 1, followed by a stop at Miller’s Landing Bass Lake for the South Shore Car and Boat Show on Sunday, June 2.
Montalto says the CMOS is hosting the Oakhurst Area Chamber open house on June 11, and encourages families to save the date on June 15 for the Annual Carnival at the Children’s Museum. “Something special” is on tap for June 19, just before a charity event at Yosemite Lakes Park on June 21.
Finally, on June 23, Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad is host to guests of CMOS for a special event, “Ride the Rails for Kids.”
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