Friday, August 23, 2013

DCM's Tale of S.S. Innovation

On Saturday, August 17, DuPage Children’s Museum set out on a voyage upon the S.S. Innovation, a cardboard boat built entirely by Museum staff and volunteers as part of the Fox Valley United Way 11th Annual What Floats Your Boat event.  The primary purpose of Fox Valley United Way’s The Cardboard Boat Race is to have fun while raising awareness of fundraising efforts and community partnerships. Family fun, community support and creativity are the key words for this event. Boats made entirely of cardboard raced a course around Mastodon Lake, Phillips Park, Aurora, IL. 
Enjoy this tale of DCM’s fateful trip to the tune of the theme song from Gilligan’s Island written by DCM's very own, Integrated Brand Marketing Director, T.J. Hicks!
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, 
A tale of a fateful trip 
That started from this Museum port 
Aboard this tiny ship. 

The mate was a mighty marketing manager, 
The skipper determined school programs were sure. 
The two of them set sail that day 
For a three minute tour, a three minute tour. 

The cardboard started leaking quick, 
The tiny ship was tossed, 
If not for the courage of the fearless crew 
The Innovation would be lost, the Innovation would be lost. 

The first mate and the Skipper too, 
Did their very best, 
To keep that cardboard boat afloat, 
At the United Way boat fest, at the United Way boat fest.

No prop, no cabin, no fiberglass hull, 
Not a single luxury, 
Like Tom Hanks and volleyball, 
As primitive as can be. 

So click this Facebook link my friends, 
You're sure to get a smile, 
From the proud pilots and their boat-building crew, 
Here on DCM's "Innovation Isle."

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