The Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) celebrated its fourth annual Neon Night Saturday July 15 at their campus on Museum Drive.
The museum’s signature summer fundraising event connected young professionals while supporting MCM’s educational initiatives and exploring award-winning exhibits.
“Neon Night provides an exciting and unique opportunity for young professionals from around the state to experience the Mississippi Children’s Museum under the glow of neon lights,” said event co-chairman Ross Weems. “We have been so fortunate to see this fundraiser grow each year thanks to our amazing community sponsors, supporters and guests. It has truly become one of the can’t-miss events of the year.”
Guests enjoyed a variety of food trucks including Hog Heaven BBQ, LurnyD’s Grille and Small Time Hot Dogs. A specialty cocktail contest was held where Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, The Iron Horse Grill and Fondren Public presented their signature drink for the evening. The ever-popular Mustache the Band provided entertainment with everyone’s favorite 90s country party hits.
“The outpouring of support we see each year for this event never ceases to amaze me,” said Amye Bell, committee co-chair. “I feel honored to be part of a cause that contributes so much to children across the entire state of Mississippi.” She added, “This event is a fun way to celebrate all the positive things MCM is doing for the future of our great state.”
Neon Night was established by a dedicated group of young adults who value and support Mississippi Children’s Museum’s mission to promote literacy, health and education for children. As MCM’s “youngest” signature event, Neon Night has quickly become a must-attend party for the young and young-at-heart crowd.