Earlier this month, we took advantage of the awesome community space you've helped create here at The Rainier Valley Post and asked readers to assist Hillman City Business Association (HCBA) in deciding what movie to show at its first ever Outdoor Movie Night.
For a while there, it was a tight race between The Pursuit of Happyness and Akeelah and the Bee, with the latter receiving 28% of the final vote for the outdoor movie event.
It's a fun coincidence that people have chosen a movie with so much heart, because we've recently dubbed our neighborhood the Heart of Rainier Valley and we aren't just talking about geography, said HCBA President Denise Gloster. This neighborhood has been around for more than 100 years. The people who live and work here are determined to maintain a sense of community and preserve our neighborhood's unique history.
Dayspring-Fitch & Sons Funeral Home and its landlord are donating use of the funeral home's parking lot at Rainier Avenue South and South Lucile Street for the event.
People can bring blankets and chairs to the parking lot. We'll have pre-show activities and games, said Denise, along with hot dogs, drinks and popcorn for sale. Before the movie starts we'll show a cartoon, so it will be a great get together and a great way to spend one of the last evenings of summer.
Pre show activities begin at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at dusk (approx 8:15 p.m.)
Source: Rainier Valley Post. Read full article at: http://rainiervalleypost.blogspot.com/2008/09/sit-spell-with-akeelah-bee-at-hillman.html