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Harker Heights Evening Star
Harker Heights Evening Star

Heights hosts Movie in the Park

By Lindsay Starr Platt
Harker Heights Evening Star

Couples on date nights and families trapesed onto the grounds of Carl Levin Park on Friday night for an outdoor movie. Harker Heights Parks and recreation hosted the event and showed the movie, “The Little Rascals” on a large inflatable projector screen. Free popcorn was given to the first 25 attendees from a local vendor, Kettle CornUtopia.
“We sleep here, work here and live here and this is our community. We have been setting up at the Harker Heights Farmers Market for three years and Frost Fest for three years also,” said Amy Summerill, owner, Kettle CornUtopia. “We were approached by Heather and she asked if we would be sponsors and donate popcorn to the attendees. Harker Heights is a great community, we have lived here for five years.”
Sticky Bones BBQ was also on-site Friday evening ready for moviegoers to get sticky fingers from his saucy recipes. Sticky Bones had barbecue sandwiches and two sizes of smoked turkey legs to choose from.
“Events like this are always good for exposure,” said Alvin Whitehead, owner, Sticky Bones BBQ. “I am offering my foods that can be eaten with your hands and fingers tonight, so they can relax and enjoy the movie.”
“We are excited to be here. Sticky Bones BBQ is very good. I would have like to see the size of the rest of this turkey,’ joked Harker Heights resident Jessica Hartburger, as she held up a very large smoked turkey leg. “This is our first parks event with a movie.”
Friday night was Harker Heights Parks and Recreation’s first movie in the park they ever hosted. Temperatures were pretty high on Friday, but attendees still trickled in to enjoy the event.
“This event is a spin-off from our “Dive-In Movie Nights”. This is the first one we have done since owning the inflatable projector screen. It is a cool idea and now there is plenty of room for families to watch the movie, instead of just using the pool area. It is also free now, you do not have to pay pool admission to come watch the movie,” said Sarah Mylcraine, Activities Specialist, Harker Heights Parks and Recreation. “It is a free fun thing for families to do and we have a sponsor giving out free popcorn. Hopefully, we will draw people in.”
Friends and family were scattered on the lawn in front of the movie on chairs and blankets. Attendees were young and old, to include pets that were welcome as well to go to the movies.
“It’s great here, my daughter keeps asking me when the movie is going to start,” commented Jessica Ray, Harker Heights resident.


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