Greater Minnesota Credit Union (GMCU) has donated $2,500 to the city of Elk River for the Movies in the Parks program.
GMCU donated a giant inflatable movie screen in 2007 and a commercial quality popcorn popper and supplies in 2008 to provide free popcorn at movie events. In 2009, the $2,500 will pay for the license fees for an entire season of movies.
Peter Masterson of GMCU and Debbie Mattson of CU Realty presented the check to Mayor Stephanie Klinzing at the Monday, May 18 council meeting. CU Realty is a co-sponsor of the movies. To see a photo of the presentation, go to www.erstarnews.com.
The council passed a resolution thanking GMCU for the donation.
The free movies will be held at River's Edge Commons Park in downtown Elk River. Here is the schedule:
вЂў8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30: Wizard of Oz
вЂў8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29: Kung Fu Panda
вЂў8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12: Bedtime Stories
вЂў8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19: Hotel for Dogs
вЂў8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26: Journey to the Center of the Earth. 3-D glasses will be provided.
вЂў8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3: Madagascar 2