12th Annual Gala 2013

CMOR’s 12th Annual Gala

Rocketing Through the 70s!

ORHS Chorus

ORHS Chorus rocks to the music of the 1970s!

The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge celebrated its origins in the 1970s when guests gathered for the 40th Birthday Gala at the museum on Friday, December 6, 2013. We honored the Rocket Room play area that delights children of all ages and the birth of the museum on March 11, 1973 through the theme “Rocketing Through the 70s!”   Guests were on board the Soul Train, with the museum decked out as Knoxville’s Southern Terminal, as they enjoyed the folk, rock and pop culture of the 1970s. Saxophone Jack and Friends entertained guests with music of the era, along with the ORHS Strings Quartet and ORHS Chorus. This fundraising event was dedicated to support our educational programs and exhibits. This includes our After School Program for at-risk children, our outreach programs, and scholarships for classes and camps.

We would like to thank the following sponsors and donors: B & W Y-12; Dr. Ed Kahn & Dr. Susan Taylor; Karen’s Jewelers; Merrick & Company; Jim & Ronnie Bogard; Oak Ridge Associated Universities; TRU Waste Processing Center; UCOR; Fred & Sandra Barry; Cowperwood Company; Dade Moeller & Associates; ES&H, Inc.; Nancy Harrison & Dr. Bill Roberts; Isotek Systems; K-9 Search on Site; James Keeton; Materials and Chemistry Laboratory, Inc.; George & Michelle Solomon; TN Bank; USEC; UT Battelle; Y-12 Federal Credit Union; Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services, Clinch River; Larry & Marge Burkholder; Steve & Mary Ann Damos; Energy Solutions; Enrichment Federal Credit Union; Gordon & Miriam Fee; Jonathan & Martha Hart; Charlie Hensley; Andy & Kathryn Howe; Nick & Pat Imperato; Isotek Systems; Edward Jones – Jim Charles; Mary Millemann; MS Technology; ORNL Federal Credit Union; Oak Ridge Schools; Jean-Francois & Donna Reat; Sexton Automotive of Oak Ridge; Vince Stevens & Mary Palmer; Bill & Carroll Welch; Paul & Pam Williams.

To view the complete gallery of photos from the gala, please visit the website of photographer Robert Welton.  You may also purchase copies of the pictures on this site.