LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Children's Museum's annual fundraiser hopes to bring in a lot of money, especially this year after the fire that destroyed the museum this past summer.
Doors opened at 6:30 Saturday evening. The theme of this year's "Imagination Celebration: Goes Safari." A couple of hundred people came out to take their chance a live and silent auction. The board of directors say they're looking to raise 450-thousand dollars to make the museum better than before. And good news, they say it could open up real soon.
"We're hoping, keep our fingers crossed, maybe next month a soft opening - 2nd and 3rd floors and then by the end of the year for the holidays all three floors. We've had some great support from the community , great sponsors, we're so excited tonight. It's a great deal. A lot of people out here," said Phil de Albuquerque, Lake Charles Children's Museum Board of Directors President.
To help them reach their goal, you can call the Lake Charles Children's Museum at 433-9420.