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Lexington Foundation Members Support EdVenture Children’s Museum Cookout

Attendees of the EdVenture cookout.

Attendees of the EdVenture cookout.

On Thursday, May 27, the Lexington Foundation hosted a cookout at EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, SC.  The event was an end-of-the-year celebration for Club EdVenture, an award-winning after-school program that engages students in activities designed to encourage their creativity and problem-solving skills, as well as to strengthen their academic achievements. Children have fun while exploring the worlds of science, math, art and more.

The after-school programs hosted by EdVenture Museum serve nearly 1,000 children and youth weekly. Much of this is made possible with the support of charitable foundations – including GSFF – which donate grant money to help keep the programs going.

“The families who came had a great time exploring the different activities and interactive learning centers,” said Lexington Foundation Chair, Darwin McDonald. “Seeing the happy faces of all the children and parents made the day worthwhile.”

EdVenture Foundation & Government Relations Manager, Allison Kirby was “amazed at the dedication of the GSF team and their commitment to serving the community.”

“The kids were so excited that many couldn’t decide if they wanted to eat or play first!” added Darwin. “But after serving over 170 hamburgers, chips and cookies the decision became easy.”

Lexington Foundation volunteers included Gregg Tarlton, Jack Pritz, Miranda Shealy and Darwin McDonald. McDonald’s owner/operator, Benny Clark, also helped sponsor the cookout. Everything went smoothly, and according to Darwin, “The burgers were a-okay too!”