Shiver me timbers! The pirates are coming to the Children’s Museum on Feb. 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Now that the Daddy-Daughter dance is history for this year, it is time to turn attention to the Mother-Son Pirate Night, a time for mothers to bond with their sons.
“My sons are excited about the Pirate Night,” Kelly Ivey, chair of the event, said. “My husband is volunteering for the evening and he is even dressing like a pirate!”
“We have a great group of volunteers working on this event,” Sharline Freeman, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum, stated. “Kathy Erwin, a former caterer, is coordinating the pirate food. Lonnie Plunkett will coordinate the art and decorations and Kim Bruister is coordinating the exhibits.”
The pirate food will include Shark Bites, Peg Legs, and Cannon Balls. There will be a Treasure Hunt for the young men and their moms. Crafts will include making spyglasses and pirate boats. Young pirates can even walk the plank and participate in a cannon ball throw. Face painting and balloon entertainment will also be part of the evening.
Freeman also said, “I understand there may also be a surprise visit from a roving group of pirates inside the Museum!”
Volunteers for the evening include athletes from Texas A&M University-Commerce. There will also be a group of women from First Presbyterian Church in Commerce to help with the food and crafts.
“Our volunteers are vital to the success of the evening,” Ivey acknowledged. “We appreciate their help so much!”
Tickets for the evening are $30 per couple. Purchase them by calling the Northeast Texas Children’s Museum at 903-886-6055.