Suisun in the News
18 Apr 2012
Suisun Foundation Preserves Movie Nights with Help from Kiwanis Club
SUISUN CITY, Calif. - The Suisun City Community Services Foundation will keep the summer tradition of Saturday Night at the Movies alive this year thanks to a generous donation from the Kiwanis Club of Suisun City. The free family movies will run for eight consecutive weeks starting July 7, 2012.
"In a time where families are experiencing severe cutbacks in their personal budgets, entertainment is usually the first to go!" said Lori Wilson, Foundation co-chair. "This event helps families enjoy a fun night out at the beautiful marina and fosters a sense of community. It's exciting to know that organizations within the community care about the families of Suisun City."
Saturday Night at the Movies was among the community events cut from the city budget after redevelopment was abolished in California. The Foundation is working to raise enough money to continue as many of these events as possible, with particular focus on the July 4 celebration.
"Special thanks to Kiwanis, who helped the foundation save its first event!" Wilson said.
The Kiwanis Club donated $4,500 to the Foundation specifically to pay for the free movie nights, which are very popular with local families who bring blankets and lawn chairs to Harbor Plaza to watch popular family films.
"The Kiwanis Club feels that the loss of local community events would have a detrimental impact on the youth of our community," Club President Mark Corioso wrote in a letter to the Foundation.
The Kiwanis also donated $1,000 to help fund the July 4th celebration.
The Foundation still needs help with additional funding to save other community events. Learn how to help today!
The announced movie schedule is
- July 7 - Dolphin Tale (PG)
- July 14 - Tin Tin (PG)
- July 21 - Green Lantern (PG)
- July 28 - Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)
- Aug. 4 - Soul Surfer (PG)
- Aug. 11 - Real Steel (PG)
- Aug. 18 - Happy Feet Two (PG)
- Aug. 25 - Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (PG)