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Young at Heart Benefit

Join us for the 10th annual Young at Heart  celebration!

Friday, May 16
South Hills Golf & Country Club

Your Passport to Paradise begins at 6 pm with cocktails followed by island cuisine at 7:30 pm.  This not-to-be-missed evening will also include a dessert auction, raffle drawings, games, live entertainment by The Limns, and recognition for this year’s award recipients:

Stone Family Foundation – 2014 “Friend of the Museum”

The Friend of the Museum Award honors individuals and organizations that significantly advance the museum’s ability to build opportunities for children to experience, explore, discover and make sense of their world.  

Kathy & Dave Cook, Cook’s Construction – 2014 “Impact Award”

Julie & Brian Balson, Gallery & Frame Shop – 2014 “Impact Award”

Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at the Museum’s front desk, by calling (920) 929-0707, or online below.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the museum’s $2.2 million Grow With Us capital campaign, which will allow the museum to continue expansion in its new, larger home in Fond du Lac’s Waterfront District.

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 Young at Heart Raffle

Raffle tickets are now on sale.  Purchase your tickets for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes listed below!  Tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 or 25 for $100 and can be purchased at the Museum’s front desk or through any of the Museum’s Board Members. The drawing will be held May 16 at 9:30 pm.  You don’t need to be present to win, but you don’t want to miss the event!

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort (link)
2-night stay in a “Northwoods” double suite and waterpark passes for 6 guests
Valued at $600

American Girl – “Isabelle” Doll, Outfit and Book (link)
Valued at $160

Skateboard, Pogo-Stick & Helmet from Attitude Sports (link)
Valued at $160

Olsen’s Auto Spa (link)
Ultimate Cleaning
 Valued at $175

Stuart’s Spring Clean Up (link)
Valued at $150

Massage & Facial Package (link)
by Stacey Loehr Mertens
Valued at $100

Trinity Restaurant (link)
$100 Gift Certificate

Saavy Boutique
$100 Gift Certificate

Botanicals Floral Package (link)
$100 Gift Certificate

Schmid Custom Cleaning
2 Hours, 2 People and Products
$100 Gift Certificate


Exclusive Event-Only Raffle Prize

2014 310 Air Deck PVC Angled Side ViewMercury Marine Inflatable Boat

Attendees of this year’s Young at Heart can purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win a 2014 310 Air Deck PVC boat from Mercury Marine, valued at more than $2,200!  These general-purpose boats offer the lightweight ease of transport with the body-pleasing feel of an air-filled floor- soft enough to give up to five people a stable deck surface.  These maneuverable boats boast a roomy interior, ready for ship-to-shore use or for regular family outings.

Transport has never been easier-with no floor boards, Air Deck boats can be stowed most anywhere.  Take the fun of boating wherever you go.  Mercury Air Deck boats are the perfect complement to your outdoor lifestyle.


  • 2014 310 Air Deck PVC
  • 9’6″ long
  • 92 lbs
  • 4 person capacity
  • 15 hp max engine hp

Special Thanks


  • Rose and Tim Ahern
  • Ann and Dick Blamey
  • Children’s Museum Board of Directors
  • Ann and Shawn Kelly – Wempner’s School of Dance
  • Mercury Marine
  • Dr. Karen Meyer
  • Jeff and Andrea Nuss & Troy and Polly Nachreiner – Muthig Industries, Inc.
  • Dr. Burt Steffes
  • Andrea and John Welsch

Raffle, Auction and In-kind Donors:

  • Attitude Sports
  • Bob and Bonnie’s Donuts and Cakes
  • Botanicals Floral Studio
  • Kristine and John Buelow
  • Crazy Cake Pop Lady
  • Dr. Amy Emmer-Sheldon
  • Gallery & Frame Shop
  • The Goldsmith –  Ron and Terri Emanuel
  • Todd, Pam and Katie Hammond
  • Mike and Melissa Hierl
  • Hughes Chocolates
  • Joan King
  • Mercury Marine
  • Model Cleaners
  • Dr. Karen Meyer and Kurt Krueger
  • Olsen’s Auto Spa
  • Print Right
  • Saavy Boutique
  • Schmid Custom Cleaning
  • Schreiner’s Restaurant and Bernie’s Pub
  • Dr. Mary Schultz
  • South Hills Golf and Country Club
  • The Spice Crate
  • Stacey Loehr Mertens
  • Stephanie’s Sweets
  • Stuart’s Landscaping and Garden Center
  • Tamara’s the Cake Guru
  • Trinity Restaurant
  • Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
  • The Wreath Factory / Otter Creek Landscape

Planning Committee

  • Alysia Hopper (Chair)
  • Michael Beeck
  • Heather Biró
  • Kristine Buelow
  • Dr. Amy Emmer-Sheldon
  • Dr. Brenda Grass
  • Melissa Hierl
  • Kristin Lenz
  • Dr. Karen Meyer
  • Cheri Neitzel
  • Andrea Nuss
  • Heather Reilley
  • Andrea Welsch
  • Katie Zurawski