In partnership with UAct, the Family Communications Centers and S.H.A.R.E. United, the Springfield Park District hosted a Movie Night on August 3, 2018 at Kiwanis Park featuring Black Panther.
Approximately 100 people young and old enjoyed the movie, free popcorn provided by UAct, and concessions by Andrew Cornett. Pre-movie activities hosted by UAct, FCC and S.H.A.R.E. United provided balloon twisting for the kids, fresh produce from genHkids Coalition and physical fitness activities by Sports Unlimited.
Also, Hewitt Douglas and AFSCME Local 2600 provided $100 toward bottled water and Gena Lathan and Marcia Dean donated water and ice.
In 2019, REAP again sponsored pre-movie activities for the Springfield Park District’s Movie in the Park at Kiwanis Park. UAct purchased free popcorn for attendees.
UAct hopes to continue working with the Springfield Park District to help make Kiwanis Park a place for the neighboring community’s use and support.