Come Celebrate With Us! 65th Anniversary Gala

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Celebrate with NCAEYC in recognition of 65 years for an incredibly unique night at Marbles Kids Museum featuring special guests Dr. Becky Bailey, Michael Bonner, and Cathy & Marcy! NCAEYC’s 65th Anniversary Gala kicks off at 6:00 pm by bringing children, families and early childhood professionals together to sing, dance and have fun with Cathy & Marcy, Dr. Bailey and Mr. Bonner. Talk about family engagement! Help us host this unique experience and strengthen NCAEYC’s connections between early childhood professionals and families.

At 7:00 pm, we say “goodnight” to the kiddos and their families and the grown-up party starts! Gala attendees will enjoy delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres while the DJ gets the party rocking. NCAEYC’s official photographer, Carolina Portrait Pros, will be there to capture all the fun as we enjoy the entire museum grown-up style! There will be fabulous door prizes, giveaways, and cake! Throughout the evening, Dr. Becky Bailey, Michael Bonner, Cathy & Marcy and a host of other great folks will take the stage to help us celebrate NCAEYC’s 65th Anniversary. Our evening culminates at 9:00 pm with Cathy & Marcy bringing us all together in song. Suggested attire is fun and festive.

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BIG thanks to our generous sponsors: Lakeshore, Kaplan, and PNC Bank!