Poplar Ridge planning a fundraiser for local hall

The event takes place Sept. 21 at the Poplar Ridge Hall

Poplar Ridge will be holding a fundraiser in September to help raise money for the community hall.

The hall is used a lot by various groups through the Recreation and Culture Board. In the past the hall has been used for yoga, zumba and even volleyball.

Though there is recreational funding available, the board is looking to raise some money to ease the strain on the hall and help keep the lights on.

The Recreation and Culture Board has chosen to host a drive-in movie at the hall to help raise money.

“We are using it as a Canada 150 fundraiser because it is relevant for our area,” explained Kyla Belich.

The drive-in will be provided by Fresh Air Cinema, and Belich said the largest screen the company provides will be used to show the movie.

The event will end with a screening of Canada Day fireworks, which works into the Canada 150 fundraising.

“We aren’t able to have a fireworks display here, so this was the next best option,” explained Belich.

Belich hopes to have a few classic cars come out to the showing as well, for an added draw.

The event will also include a bouncy castle and sparkle tattoos for the kids and young at heart.

The drive-in movie is only open to those living in the Division Six area of Red Deer County.

“The movie is free to all Division Six residents who RSVP to the event,” Belich explained.

There is room enough for 75 cars to come out and enjoy a movie.

Belich says the fundraiser isn’t off of the movie itself. Rather, the money will be made former prizes and concession.

“All proceeds made that night will go directly back to the hall,” she said.

Belich says there is no official amount they hope to raise. Personally she would like to see the event raise a couple thousand dollars.

“That will help keep the lights on and ensure it stays open at least,” said Belich.

Any Division Six resident looking to attend to the drive-in fundraiser will have to RSVP in advance.

RSVPs can be made through email by contacting the recreation board at division6board@hotmail.ca

Registration will remain open until all 75 spots are spoke for, according to Belich.

The drive-in fundraiser will take place on Sept. 21 at the hall with the gates opening at 6:30 p.m. and the movie beginning at 8 p.m.

megan.roth@sylvanlakenews.com