Movie night a success

Millicent’s latest free outdoor movie screening has been hailed a success with a gathering of 250 in attendance at The Domain. An unseasonally warm night was perfect for the screening of The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Jumanji 2.

The first such big screen double feature in 2019 was sponsored by Wattle Range Council. All expenses for the recent pre-Easter treat were met by South East Property Sales and Management with the council providing two of its staff as COVID marshalls.

South East Property Sales and Management proprietor Fiona Telfer said she was pleased with the large turn-out and the positive response to the movies. According to Ms Telfer, the costs came out of the Community Funnel created by her real estate company. “The sum of $100 from every property sale goes into the Community Funnel,” Ms Telfer said.

“We give out grants to eligible community groups and sporting clubs. “Recipients of the Community Funnel grants must show there is a benefit to the community. “We decided to put on the free outdoor movie night as it will benefit everyone. “We are always looking for something different”.

Among those to enjoy the movies were Southend mother Amy Chambers and her daughters Jasmine and Sophie. “It was awesome of Fiona to put on the movie night,” Ms Chambers said. “The girls have lessons with the MJ Dance Academy in Millicent each Friday afternoon. “After their lessons, we grabbed some tea and then headed here to the movies”.

The night proved to be valuable money-spinner for the Millicent Lions Club which operated a sausage sizzle. Club president Brenton McMillan said his members had busy on barbecue duties in recent weeks. “We had the Kids Cancer fundraiser outside Foster’s Foodland one Saturday morning,” Mr McMillan said. “We have also had barbecues for the regional bowls grand finals at Millicent and for a couple of school sports days.”

Another community organisation to benefit from the free movie night was the Millicent Cancer Support Group. Its stall sold sweets, pop-corn and glow-sticks. The warm night also generated plenty of business for a mobile ice-cream van.

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