Mississippi Children's Museum

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Ignite the Night: Hamptons Holiday

Ignite the Night: Hamptons Holiday

Every February, adults are given permission to play after hours at the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM) during its signature fundraising event, Ignite the Night. This annual, adults-only evening has a whimsical and exciting new theme each year. Each gallery comes to life with festive food, mesmerizing music, and amusing activities like photo booths with quirky costumes, mysterious guests, and creative cocktails. Hosted by the Mississippi Children’s Museum Partners, a group of volunteers and donors who support the museum, this is not your typical party. It is imaginative, entertaining, and, most importantly, fun!

On February 9, 2019, MCM Partners is inviting grown-ups to take over the museum! Patrons will be headed seaside at MCM during Ignite the Night: Hamptons Holiday. Don’t have a helicopter or weekend estate? Dress your most preppy summer chic, and we’ll bring all the charm and style of Long Island’s East End to Jackson! On this special evening, guests can bid on swanky silent auction items, enjoy the summer colony’s finest culinary offerings, play to win at whimsical lawn games, and get a taste of the New York Elite’s most luxurious night life. It may be February outside, but nothing says summer like a night out in the Hamptons!

By supporting Ignite the Night, you are helping the museum in its mission to provide unparalleled experiences that ignite a thirst for discovery, knowledge, and learning in all children. Proceeds from the event provide critical funding for the museum’s operations including meeting ongoing exhibit and program needs.

To sponsor Ignite the Night, click HERE! 

To host Ignite the Night, click HERE!

2019 Ignite the Night Committee

Kendall Poole Ellis

Natalie Levanway

Carmen Gross
Monica Harrigill
Rubina Sethi
Ashley Stubbs

Meagan Adams
Christie Farese
Carter Hood
Libya Wilkes

Ginny DeHart
Elisha Roberts-Turner

Food & Beverage
Tyler Armstrong
Paula Long

Jennifer Hopping
Lori Quarles

Charlotte Seals
Amy Walker

Virginia Evans
Mary Straton Smith

Beth Allgood

Silent Auction
Anne Dulske
Lauren Lester
Betsey Mosby
Anna Marsh Selby
Pam Ware

Gretchen Gentry
Kristen Mason
Smith McIntosh

Lynlee Stacy

2019 Ignite the Night Hosts

Beth and John Allgood
Tyler Armstrong
Baptist Health Foundation
Sara Katherine and Ryan Beckett
Amye Bell and Dan Halinski
Benchmark Construction
Alicen and E.J. Blanchard
Elizabeth and Barber Boone
Donna and Clark Bruce
Lindsay and Justin Buford
Amy and Bradley Burns
Melanie and Jamey Burrow
Karen and Charles Bush
Angela Byers
Warner Cannada
Amanda and Trey Clark
Amberly and Matt Collins
Gail and Jan Collins
Elisabeth Culbertson
Margaret Cupples
Ginny DeHart
Lisa and Sean Didion
Laurel and Price Donahoo
Mary Preston and John Dubberly
Anne and Mike Dulske
Eastover Dental
Heather Evans
Leslie and Travis Ezelle
Christie Farese
Lisa and John Fletcher
Amanda and Brad Galey
Susan and John Garrard
Gretchen and Curt Gentry
Leigh and Andrew Grady
Bettye and James Graves

Eyra and Jeffrey Graves
Billie and Al Green
Sue and Marcus Grisham
Carmen and Trevor Gross
Allison and Lee Grubbs
Cole Guthrie
Beth and Nick Hansen
Monica and Ray Harrigill
Elizabeth and Clay Hays
Margaret and Jimmy Hays
Missy and Mack Heidelberg
Carter and Wilson Hood
Jeannie and Harrison Hood
Jennifer and Greg Hopping
Olivia and Jerry Host
Tish and Haden Hughes
Janice and Jim Ingram
Ruby and David Joe
Jennifer and Peder Johnson
Sarah Beth and Brandon Jones
Betty and Martin Jue
Paula Kemp
Farrah and Steve Kennedy
Maggi and Lee Lampton
Holly and Alan Lange
Natalie and Drew Levanway
Paula and Mac Long
Kristen and Colby Mason
Sara Jane and Jeff McCrary
Lyn and David McMillin
Katherine and David McRae
Melanie and Richard Morgan
Betsey and Will Mosby
Pharis and Kent Newman
Melissa and Nash Neyland

Heidi Noel
Amanda and Scott Overby
PAR Ventures, LLC
Marcia and Bill Penn
Swayze and Will Pentecost
Pleasant Smiles Dentistry
Kim and Trey Porter
Mary and Alex Purvis
Lori Quarles
Sara and Bill Ray
Lori and Randy Sanders
Charlotte and Calvin Seals
Rubina and Sunny Sethi
Lisa and Chris Shaw
Marlena and Ricky Simon
Clare and Aaron Sisk
Sarah and Jeff Skelton
Bethany and Lucien Smith
Mary Straton and Kell Smith
Janet and Charlie Spain
Laura and Tommy Stansell
Tiffany and B.T. Steadman
Ashley Stubbs
Carol Tatum
Taylor Collection
Jan and Andrew Townes
Jim Turnbull
Tuscany Construction & Roofing
Amy and DeFord Walker
Malinda and Jim Warren
Susan and Trey Weir
Cal Wells
Libba Wilkes
Jordan and Adams Yerger
Camille and Keith Young
Mollie Young
Sarah and Russell Young