China Lake Museum Foundation dinner-auction is May 11

China Lake Museum Foundation dinner-auction is May 11From left, China Lake Museum employee Nancy Kiren, Opal Goode and Linda Bates discuss a piece of history that will be included in the China Lake Museum Foundation’s upcoming dinner-auction. The ceramic fruit bowl (pictured) was originally given to Goode in the 1960s. She gave it to Bates, who is donating it back to be auctioned off to raise funds for Phase II of the museum’s expansion. The auction will be held Saturday, May 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Kerr McGee Center. Other historic items that will be auctioned off include the ashtray once owned by renowned former Technical Director Burrell Hays. Mayor Peggy Breeden requested that this item be auctioned off every year, with the understanding that the winner returns it at the end of the year. For more information call the museum at 760-677-2866. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2019-05-03