Denver, Colorado: Denver Days Hosts Outdoor Movies as Fundraiser

The Denver Days Fall Festival's Nostalgic Cruise-in Drive-In Movie Night, sponsored by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet, will be held on Thursday, September 24th. Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet is presenting the event to benefit two great causes; The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S program. Imagine a fifties style drive-in movie theater complete with classic cars, great old music, swing dancing, amusement rides, concession stand, and an enormous 65' movie screen.

The show will include a family friendly movie projected on the largest inflatable movie screen of its kind in the south east complete with those old-time dancing hotdog commercials. The event will be held on the Denver Days Fall Festival grounds on Hwy 16 and Triangle Circle Road, 1 Вј miles north of the 16 & 73 intersection. The amusement rides will be open and will provide a festive background for the evening. Festival gates will open at 5:00 pm on Thursday. General parking is $5 per car and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening. The fee for entering a car in the car show is $20 and includes parking in front of the big screen and judging for awards. The Movie will begin at nightfall, approximately 7:30 pm. To kick things off, there will be a DJ playing classic favorites and a swing dance performance by Gottaswing Charlotte. In the Denver Days spirit of serving the community the Denver Days Cruise-In Drive-In Movie Night will also be benefiting two very worthy causes. The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and Doug Herbert's B.R.A.K.E.S program.. Through the generosity of Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet the Denver Days Cruise-In Drive-In Movie will benefit the mission of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation which is to Continue The Legend and legacy of Dale Earnhardt through charitable programs and grants that sustain his lifelong commitment to Children, Education and Environmental/Wildlife Preservation. As part of this mission Teresa Earnhardt has volunteered to provide a critically needed boost to The Center of Hope , a Charlotte women and children's shelter operated by The Salvation Army. The 45,000-square-foot shelter is the largest in the Southeast, and is home to more than 225 individuals each night. It is estimated that the shelter houses nine percent of all sheltered children in North Carolina. Since 2002 it has been home to tens of thousands of residents which has produced excessive wear and tear on the facility. As part of designing an enriching atmosphere for the residents, Teresa Earnhardt is volunteering her extensive interior design experience to direct the badly needed refurbishment of the shelter. The walls, floors and furniture are in need of repair or replacement, and she has designed private and comfortable beds for the women and their children. The shelter has not had a major renovation since its construction in 1991. The improvements to the shelter are designed to support the first steps that women and children go through as they suddenly find themselves with no place to sleep as a result of finances, domestic violence or any number of other causes. Staying at the shelter allows the opportunity to find self-sufficiency by receiving a safe place to sleep, three nutritional meals each day, childcare, employment education, GED classes and comprehensive social services provided by 14 bachelor-level degreed case managers and physicians. The women and children that visit the Center of Hope need our help and support as a community. They are taking major steps to create better lives for their children and themselves, and they deserve a comfortable, safe environment to live temporarily. - Teresa Earnhardt The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Trailer will be on hand at the Denver Days Cruise-In Drive-In Movie to accept donations of books. The first 100 people to bring a book will receive free rides tickets as a thank you! The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Center project provides much-needed reading material to the thousands of women and children that temporarily call the shelter home. The Dale Earnhardt Foundation encourages donations of new or slightly used self-help, inspirational, career development or children's books as well as traditional fiction and non-fiction works as a free gift to shelter residents. The project is an ongoing initiative allows shelter residents to keep any book they find helpful from the collection, which is continually replenished by participating supporters and The Dale Earnhardt Foundation. Reading is something that all of these women, and perhaps more importantly, the children, need to do, Earnhardt said. Through the generosity of supporters, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation Book Center will provide an opportunity for all of the Center's residents to find inspiration and enjoyment from reading. To learn more about the Dale Earnhardt Foundation visit: Because the event features beautiful old cars and hot-rods it is fitting that we have also teamed up with National Drag Race Champion and local businessman Doug Herbert, to support his BRAKES program. The BRAKES program, which stands for Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe , promotes safe and responsible driving to young drivers and their parents. The organization's goal is to save lives and keep children safe. As the organization's web site explains, On January 26, 2008, Doug Herbert experienced every parent's worst nightmare: his two sons, Jon, 17, and James, 12, lost their lives in a tragic automobile accident. Trying to make some sense of this horrible tragedy, Doug has made it his mission to help prevent other parents, friends and families from enduring the pain he has been going through. The organization's mission is to save lives and raise awareness of young drivers. There have been a number of kids in Lincoln County and the surrounding counties who have died in fatal car accidents making this mission all the more relevant for the Denver area. Promoting safe and responsible driving has never been more important and this event provides a great opportunity to reach a large audience with this important message. Come meet the great people behind the B.R.A.K.E.S program and learn more about how the program can help save the lives of you and the ones you love by keeping kids safe behind the wheel! For more info visit Source:

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