Creative Discovery Museum's AmuseUm 2014 Is April 5

Monday, March 24, 2014

Creative Discovery Museum is going to the XTREME this year with AmuseUm, the party for grown-ups that benefits kids on Saturday, April 5. The party will begin at 7 p.m.

Organizers said, "It will be complete with bending twists and turns that will have you over the cliff into rippling rapids of extreme excitement and fun."

Guests of AmuseUm 2014 can further support the museum by participating in bidding at the silent and “roaming” live auctions for a wide range of items. An online auction will kick off on March 14 and will run through April 4 at www.cdmfun.org/auction.

Organizers said, "XTREME AmuseUm will not only tease with its on the edge all-out indulgence, but guests will dive head first into an evening of spectacular food by Lee Towery Catering, experience daring entertainment with Priscilla and Little Rickee on the Rooftop and audacious dancing with the music from Sound Force."

“Supporters of AmuseUm truly are our courageous conquerors as they help us inspire all children to explore, innovate, create and play,” said Executive Director Henry Schulson. “AmuseUm will provide much needed support to enable us to reach out in our community and make it the best place for a child to grow up.”

Two reservation levels are available:

  • Gold Medalists (VIP Guest)  -  $125 per person
    • valet parking
    • access to the exclusive VIP Lounge featuring:
      • Special hors d’oeuvres, including a raw bar, and premium drinks
      • Virtual “stunts” by Sound Force
      • And other benefits
  • Silver Medalists – General admission - $85 per person

Guests at AmuseUm, as well as supporters unable to attend the event, can take a risk and win in the Wipe Out Reverse Raffle game.  Raffle tickets are $50 each and numbers are drawn and eliminated one at a time at the event.  The last ticket holder will win the $1,000 grand prize.  Only 100 tickets will be sold and there is a two- ticket per person limit on the game.  (According to the rules of the State of Tennessee, museum board members and employees are not eligible to play.) Wipe Out Reverse Raffle tickets are available atwww.cdmfun.org/wipeout.

Co-chairs for this year’s event are Tim and Gina Mitch. This year’s committee chairs include: Mark Feemster and Cathy Barrett for Auction; Jonathan and Andee Guthrie for Reservations; Alice Myers for Decorations; and Heather Hatfield for Entertainment. 

AmuseUm 2014 is presented by First Tennessee Foundation and sponsored in part by Hamico Foundation, NovaCopy, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, SDP, Inc., Service Electric Co., Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Henderson, Hutcherson and McCullough, Unum, Baylor School, St. Nicholas School, Yates Bleachery, Vision Hospitality, Starkey Printing, and Xpedx among others.  Media sponsorship is provided by Fairway Outdoor and Sunny 92.3 FM.

Dress is casual, and climbing gear is optional.  For more information or to make reservations for the event call 423 648-6085 or visit the museum website atwww.cdmfun.org/amuseum.  


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