Escondido, CA

Childrens Museum Gala

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido held its annual Spring Gala, entitled Oceania on Sunday afternoon. It was an afternoon filled with island music, cuisine by a wide variety of eateries, and opportunities to bid on fabulous packages.

The purpose of the fundraiser: providing educational opportunities for children.

Chefs de Cuisine Association of San Diego provided volunteers for Sunday’s event. Shown are (not in order) Richardo Santana, chapter president; Todd Bull, treasurer; Rene Gilmore, student of the year for 2017, Bernadette Nieto, chef; Robert Reid, vice president; and Victor Castro, student.

Posh Nosh Catering provided mouthwatering island style chicken.

Attendees were encouraged to dress in island costumes. Leis were provided.

Dances from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand were performed by Motu Nehenehe Polynesian Dancers, who also provided live instrument accompaniment.

Javier Guerrero, executive director of the museum, welcomes visitors.

Travis Roe and Issac Rafftery of the Vesper Winery.

Penny Otley of Penny’s Custom Cookies.

This happy face greeted everyone who arrived at the annual gala.

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