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June 17, 2014

Movie in the Park returns

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation will kick off the summer season of the Movie in the Park series with “The Nut Job” starting at 8:30 p.m. June 20 at Veterans Park.

“The Nut Job,” released in 2014, is an animated comedy about a mischievous squirrel, and his rat friend Buddy, who plan a nut store heist.

Movie in the Park is a free family event and is open to the public.

“I believe these events are a community favorite because we always have great attendance,” said Lyndsey Scott, the assistant recreation coordinator. “It gives

families an opportunity to get together and watch a movie outdoors on the big screen.”

Members from Parks and Recreation encourage those in attendance to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks and enjoy the evening with their families.

“We will have kettle corn vendors at each showing, as well as pre-event activities,” Scott said.

The pre-event activity will start at 7 p.m. and will include a water balloon toss competition. First, second and third place winners will be awarded a prize.

The summer series will continue with “The Lego Movie” at 8:30 p.m. on July 18, “Back to the Future” at 8 p.m. on Aug. 15, and “Frozen” at 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12.

The films will be shown on the north side of the Rolland Lewis Building unless the weather is poor. In that case, the event will be moved inside the building.

Movie in the Park sponsors include: Walgreens, Continental Tire, Crossroads Community Hospital and Kingdom Seed Ministries, Inc.

Additional information about the movie events or any other recreational activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department are available by calling the park office at 242-6890.

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