Mid-America Science Museum’s 19th Annual Taste of the Holidays celebration was the most successful fundraiser to date in the 19 years since it has been hosted at the museum with nearly 700 guests in attendance.

Present at the VIP Reception were award recipients Senator Bill Sample, and Representative Les Warren who were recognized for their contributions to STEM in our community. Mid-America Science Museum’s Executive Director, Diane LaFollette also presented this year’s college scholarship award to Logan Way during the special VIP reception that featured Chef Casey Copeland from the Avenue paired with select wines from the Diamond Beverage Group.

This year’s Taste of the Holidays was presented by Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, Tri-Lakes Liquor, and TLI Print. Special thanks to National Park Medical Center, Sigma Supply and Weyerhaeuser for supporting local science education programming through Outreach Sponsorships and to supporting sponsors Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Citizens Bank, Dr. Justin and Kendra Walden, and 61 Celsius. Host sponsors for this year’s 19th Annual Taste of the Holidays included Simmons Bank, First Security Bank, , Hot Springs Radiology Services, Hot Springs Title Company, Hurst Law Group, Ike Eisenhauer Insurance Agency, Regions Bank, Westrock Coffee, and Zeiser Wealth Management.

Mid-America Science Museum is already planning for next year’s 20th Annual Taste of the Holidays that will be held on Thursday, November 21st 2019 at Mid-America Science Museum. 2019 will also mark Mid-America’s 40 year anniversary celebration.

For more information regarding next year’s 20th Annual Taste of the Holidays, and for information about the upcoming 40 year anniversary celebration please visit MidAmericaMuseum.org or call 501-767-3461.                                                                

Vendors for the 19th Annual Taste of the Holidays included:

 Ambrosia BakeryArkansas Beverage SalesBleu Monkey GrillBlissBubba Brew's Brewing CompanyDon Juan Mexican Bar & GrillHigdon Square CafeJVFarms HomesteadKilwins Hot SpringsLa Hacienda Hot Springs ARLongHorn SteakhouseO'Connor DistributingThe Porterhouse Steak & SeafoodRed Light Roastery Coffee House, Silks Bar and Grill at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, Stubby's BBQSuperior Bathhouse Brewery, Tri- Lakes Liquor, WingstopWestrock CoffeeA Lively BrewNothing Bundt CakesGrateful Head Pizza and Beer Garden, and Hot Springs Pub - Core of Arkansas, Kollective Coffee & Tea, and Embassy Suites!