Sand in the City Gala

Over 600 attended the Sand in the City Gala at the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia. For the first time, the event took place with all the galleries open, including the new Outdoor Discovery Center. Attendees enjoyed cuisine from some of the region’s best restauranteurs: Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, Ramblin Jacks, Xinh’s, Lucky Eagle Casino, Budd Bay Café, Elyse’s and Wagner’s European Bakery and Café. The crowd enjoyed the rhythm of the popular cover band THE BEATNIKS and the Olympia-based funk band THE BROWN EDITION. Proceeds totaling $150,000 from the Sand in the City gala and other weekend activities benefit the museum’s free and reduced admission programs, which support access programs for all children.