BROOKVILLE - A local business and non-profit have partnered to sponsor a free drive in movie night for area residents.
One of a Kind Design and the Fryburg Junior Marksmen will be presenting the 2004 film "Miracle" on Aug. 5 at the Brookville Moonlite Drive-In Theater located at 5268 U.S. Route 322 in Brookville.
The film, which depicts the true story of the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, was chosen for its patriotic and uniquely American message.
"The movie selection is meaningful to us because our team was preparing to
send four shooters to the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship in Colorado Springs back in April. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, that event has been postponed," says Ahrens, head coach of the team.
"We continue to hold out hope that the competition will be rescheduled," said Ahrens.
"Our community could use some good right now," said Julie Graf, assistant coach of the team and owner of One of a Kind Design.
Ahrens and Graf agree that this movie not only keeps the Jr. Olympic hope alive, but also unites the community and promotes patriotism, all much needed in these trying times.
In the midst of COVID-19, Moonlite Drive-In Theater graciously opened its doors to local schools for graduation ceremonies, local churches to hold services, and collected donations for area food banks.
"When searching for a community partner that could help us invest a little
something fun in our community, Moonlite Drive-In was our first pick." said Graf.
"We want people to come out and support the drive-in, share in some patriotic passion, and have a great time with neighbors and friends," Graf said.
The movie night will be free but cash donations will be collected at the gate to assist in filling and sending care boxes to deployed military from Pennsylvania. This event is open to the public.
Complimentary American "cheering" flags will be handed out at the gate until supplies are exhausted.