Andalusia, Alabama: Outdoor Movies on an Inflatable Screen Fundraises for Local School

From the film Hotel for Dogs. The Coterie Club hosted an outdoor movie under the stars last Friday, and it hopes the event will become an annual fund-raiser. Jennifer Palmer, who is a Coterie member and chairperson of the fund-raiser, said the club worked with Special Events Network out of Atlanta to host the movie under the stars. A 36-foot inflatable screen was erected at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds and those who attended were encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Palmer said the club sold local advertisements that played on the outdoor movie screen to help cover the cost of the event. Coterie also earned money from admission, which was $4 per person, and concessions. We had pizza, nachos, candy, popcorn and the works, she said. We also sold glow necklaces and toys. She said a family of five could probably enjoy the evening out, including admission and supper, for $40 or less. The movie we've chosen, Hotel for Dogs, just came out on video, she said. This is the first time we've ever done this. We hope it will be an annual event, and we want feedback from community. Palmer said she previously worked with the company to do an outdoor film fund-raiser for the Andalusia Middle School PTO. The Coterie Club also hosts the Coterie Run for Kids each fall and the Storybook Festival in the spring. It uses its proceeds to fund projects for children. We raise money for the children of our community, Palmer said. We give scholarships to all county schools; if students have a field trip they want to go on, if they've made it to competition, but need money to travel, they write us a letter about why they need it, we decide what we can do with it. Excerpt from "Coterie Club offering ‘movie under stars'" by Michele Gerlach -Andalusia Star-News. Read full article at:

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