Letter to the Editor

Third annual movie night a huge success

Friday, October 14, 2011

To the Editor:

We, the committee of the Family Movie Night, would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and all the families that joined us for our third annual event on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park.

This evening proved once again to be a great success with over 500 in attendance. With a perfect weather forecast, families arrived early carrying blankets and lawn chairs and quickly made their way to the free refreshments -- hot dogs, popcorn, Humble Pie and Pizza King pizza and drinks.

We are proud to announce that $2,500 was raised in support of our goal to purchase school supplies for children in all of Putnam County schools.

Without the contributions and sponsorship of the following businesses, organizations and agencies, this event would not continue to be possible: The Abstract & Title Co., Community Partners, F.B. Distro, Greencastle Parks and Recreation, John Hennette D.D.S., Humble Pie, Logical Choice Inc., Michael Coons, PC National Night Out, Pizza King, PC Tobacco Cessation Coalition, S&B Auto Brokers LLC, State Farm Insurance/Therese Cunningham and Teachers Credit Union.

Special thanks to those who volunteered their time or equipment to help make this annual event so successful: John Hecko and Amber Bowers, Troy Scott, Patti Harmless, Bill Merkel, Samantha and Josh Richardson, Bobby Hopper, Matt Scott, Matt Richardson and Cathy Westman.

Thank you again, Putnam County.

We'll see you at the park next year!

Samantha and Josh Richardson

Linda Merkel

Renee Marsteller

Putnam County Youth Development Commission