More than 20 people, including retired educators and business owners, attended the meeting that was held Tuesday at the Don Williamson Nissan on
"The capital campaign is underway," Beuerman said. "It will be for the renovation and to hire a director."
Fundraising efforts for the museum in the past have included the annual Don Williamson Nissan "Zing Zumm Runn," a family friendly event where children and adults are able to walk run or run in a one mile or 5k race.
Beuerman said they raised
"We have had a family fun run for the last two years and (Don Williamson Nissan has) been our major sponsor for that," she said.
"We're going to start going out and soliciting for funds," Owens said, "...start campaigning for the children's museum and renovate the fire station and open our doors."
The museum will be located at
Plans for the building of a children's museum began back in 2005 when Owens and Beuerman saw what they said is a need for an educational yet fun place for children that was closer to home.
"(The idea) came from taking our kindergarteners down to the former museum in
Beuerman said there is demand for a facility like this in
"We need it in
"I have a great love for young children and they just need some time to be children," Mann said. "I have a 20-month-old grandson and there's nothing that I can take him to."
"It would be a wonderful place to take them to when they visit," Jones said.
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