Rhonda Kiest, President and CEO of Stepping Stones Museum for Children, and BooZoo, the museum’s lovable puppy mascot, present a complimentary Lifetime Family Membership to Nayflor Juodaitis, of Norwalk, and her 5-year old granddaughter, Charmay Recana. Violet is the 4 millionth visitor to Stepping Stones Museum for Children, which marked its 18th anniversary in March. Charmay’s visit touched off a major celebration at the museum featuring music, balloons, confetti, cookies, activities and so much more. Credit: Stepping Stones Museum for Children (contributed photo)
Norwalk, CT - Amid the fan-fare of music, balloons, excited staff members, cheering guests and a live broadcast from WEBE 108, Stepping Stones Museum for Children welcomed Charmay Recana, age 5, of Norwalk, as the museum’s 4 millionth visitor on Saturday. Charmay accompanied by her grandmother, Nayflor Juodaitis, was awarded the museum’s third-ever Lifetime Family Membership to Stepping Stones. Rhonda Kiest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stepping Stones Museum for Children, presented to complimentary Lifetime Family Membership, a beautiful basket filled with museum swag and gift certificate to the Healthyville® Cafe to Charmay and her grandmother. Following the membership presentation, it was party time as all visitors were invited to celebrate the museum’s milestone with a make-your-own crown activity.
“It was cold and windy outside and Charmay really wanted to get out and play,” said Nayflor Juodaitis, Charmay’s grandmother. “Her parents couldn’t bring her to Stepping Stones, so I said I would. This is such a shock. We’re so excited. We’re so happy. Charmay loves coming here, so we’ll definitely get a lot of use out of this lifetime membership. With all of this happening today, I’m so glad we came.”
“Today is an extraordinary day for Stepping Stones,” said Rhonda Kiest, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stepping Stones Museum for Children. “Not only are we hitting a major milestone by welcoming our 4 millionth visitor, but today stands as a testament to our role as a premier, multidimensional educational destination in this region. We’re proud to mark 18 years-plus years of serving as a necessary and valued community asset and look forward to continuing to support our mission to broaden and enrich children’s educational opportunities and enhance their understanding of the world.