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See a movie to help feed a child

Posted: October 18, 2011 - 5:08pm  |  Updated: October 18, 2011 - 11:07pm

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Seeing an outdoor movie on Saturday could help feed a needy child.

Columbia County Community Connections is holding Creepy Cravings Halloween Family Movie Night at Harlem City Park.

Pre-show activities, including a children's dance contest, start at 6 p.m., said Paige Miller, Community Connections director of planned giving.

"We'll give them a little entertainment before the movie actually starts," Miller said.

The family comedy Hocus Pocus starts at sunset on a 30-foot-tall inflatable movie screen.

During a 20-minute intermission, Miller said, children can show off their Halloween costumes in a contest.

Since concessions will be available, Miller said no coolers will be allowed. However, she recommends that patrons bring blankets or chairs.

The event is meant to raise awareness and donations for the Saturday Sacks program, which sends food home with needy children on weekends.

The program, also supported by Golden Harvest Food Bank and area churches, sends a bag of food home with about 300 Columbia County elementary- and middle-school pupils each Friday during the school year, Community Connections Executive Director Julie Miller said.

Admission is two nonperishable food items or one food item and $1 or $2 at the gate. For information, call Community Connections at (706) 556-0609.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Creepy Cravings Halloween Family Movie Night

When: 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Harlem City Park

Admission: Two nonperishable food donations

Approved food items

Instant grits and oatmeal, single-serving cereal, breakfast bars, Pop Tarts, ravioli, Ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, Vienna sausage, single-serve applesauce packs, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, Yoo-Hoos, single-serving cookies, crackers, Rice Krispy bars and oatmeal bars.

 

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