Efforts to bring the 25-foot skeleton of a dinosaur, discovered in Antarctica in 1991 by Clintonville resident David Elliot, to the Orton Geological Museum at Ohio State University will get a boost.
A fundraiser will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Crest Gastropub, 2855 Indianola Ave., event organizer Erin Strouse said. The Worthington mother of two "dino-obsessed" children recently founded Dough for Dino, a group of local families who have raised more than $1,000 for the museum.
The event celebrates the Cryolophosaurus ellioti, a dinosaur discovered and named for Elliot, 81, professor emeritus of geology in OSU's School of Earth Sciences.
Elliot, Orton Museum director William Ausich and curator Dale Gnidovec will attend the fundraiser.
Tickets cost $30 for a mingling Dino Bites session on the restaurant's rooftop from 5 to 6 p.m. with appetizers, and $50 for a sit-down, three course Dino Dinner, also on the roof, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a presentation by Elliot, Strouse said.
No tickets are necessary, she said, to meet the museum staff at the bar between 6 and 7 p.m., where a portion of the sales of the evening's signature cocktail also will support the museum's "A Dinosaur for Orton" campaign.
"This fun and free museum offers such a great service to our community," Strouse said in a statement.
The museum has raised nearly $50,000 for the $80,000 dinosaur campaign.
For tickets, visit tinyurl.com/crestdino.