"Imagination Celebration" goes 80s to raise money for Children's - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

"Imagination Celebration" goes 80s to raise money for Children's Museum

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Children's Museum went "Back to the Future" for the 12th Annual Imagination Celebration.

There was the usual live and silent auction to this year's 80s theme. There was also a lot of good eats being served up from more than 30 area restaurants.

Sticking with tradition, local celebrities took to the stage with some country and pop tunes for the karaoke showdown. Kermit the Frog and Mss Piggy also made an appearance.
The Children's Museum has been open for 26 years and the Imagination Celebration is its main fundraiser. All proceeds go towards bringing in new exhibits and special events.

This year's goal was $85,000. Board members want to thank Southwest Louisiana for helping keep the doors open year after year.

"Without community support the museum would not be possible. The museum is in the heart and soul of this community. It's been proving that year after year, and we just want to thank everybody for their support," said Allyson Montgomery, Lake Charles Children's Museum Asst. Director.

Every year the museum names a volunteer of the year. This year's recipient of the "Dorothy S. Plauche Award" was KPLC's Mari Wilson.

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