Virtual fundraiser party offers opportunity to connect with community online

Proceeds support Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium’s operations

FLINT — Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will host a virtual fundraiser party with a DJ and silent auction, April 22, 6:30-9 p.m. on Zoom.

Proceeds from the Mix & Mingle Virtual Fundraiser will support Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium’s operations, including preserving more than 50,000 historical artifacts and presenting virtual experiences with science and history.

“This is a way that we can connect with one another while we’re physically separated,” Executive Director Todd Slisher said. “We believe that museums should be community spaces. While we can’t provide in-person experiences right now, we feel it’s important to help our community feel a little less isolated by creating opportunities for shared experiences online.”

Mix & Mingle is sponsored by Bill Hentgen, Mass Transportation Authority, and Friends of Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium. Organizations and individuals interested in sponsoring the event can call 810-237-7391. — G.G.