OAKHURST — 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 (YLP) – a free concert outside the clubhouse in front of Blue Heron Lake on Friday, June 21.The next event takes place at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp on Sunday, June 23.
On Friday night in YLP, popular band Square One out of Fresno will perform as part of the weekly Friday Night at the Lake event series. The concert starts at 7 p.m.
In addition to the free concert, there will be kid’s activities put on by the museum and discovery center. Featured meanu is grilled Tri-tip sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill from The Blue Heron restaurant.
Then, on June 23, you can enjoy the second annual Ride the Rails for Kids at the Sugar Pine Railroad 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.
Steve Montalto is Director of the Children’s Museum.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with both of these well-known businesses to help raise funds for the museum,” said the candidate for Honorary Mayor.
“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.”
The Oakhurst Honorary Mayor Race is designed to raise funds for charities. Steve is running 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 candidates’ chosen charities.