Brain Builder 2015: Build Lake County’s Children’s Museum!

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We at Little Lake County have been supporters of Busy Brain’s mission to bring a children’s museum to Lake County since we started. Last year they were able to make huge steps towards that reality with the donation of a building in downtown Lake Villa. While that donation was a huge help, there is still a ways to go before they can open their doors. They are counting on the parents of Lake County to talk with their dollars and bring this great resource to our children.

Busy Brains Children's Museum

Friday, May 1, is Busy Brains annual Brain Builder event.  Little lake County is once again a media partner, and we cannot wait to join the community at this celebration and fundraiser. The event is held at the beautiful Lehmann Mansion in Lake Villa with catering provided by Bauer’s Catering. I can’t wait to see what Lovin’ Oven Cakery does on the dessert table this year because last year…

lovin oven cakery dessert table

It was all edible, and all amazing!

The event features a silent auction as well as a raffle of items generously donated by community supporters. I’m still grumpy about not winning the bidding on these Bears items from last year, Ditka forever!


This year’s silent auction promises to be just as good! Some of the items they have already collected include:

  • An overnight stay and $200 to spend at Great Wolf Lodge for a Family of 4
  • 2 Great Seats for a Cubs Game – this is their year!
  • 4 tickets to a Bears Pre-season game
  • Gift certificates to Bob Chinn’s Crabhouse, ACE Hardware, Egg harbor Café, Office Max, Chick-fil-A and many others

I have my eye on this beauty right here:


More items are being added every day. See their sponsorship page for an up-to-date list or to find out how you can donate!

The Brain Builder, while a fundraiser at its core, is a community celebration of Allison and Kathy’s tireless effort in making this dream a reality for Lake County. Make it a date night and plan on attending!

Brain Builder 2015
May 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Lehman Mansion
485 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lake Villa

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online.


Can’t make the Brain Builder event but still want to help? April is the time to do it! Thanks to a matching donation from the Rowe Family Innovation Trust, any donation in April is double for Busy Brains! April Showers will Double your Dollars! Any donation of any amount made in April is eligible.  Every penny can help bring the museum to life so please consider donating during this special campaign.

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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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