Summertime ushers in special family activities and lakes area residents won’t want to miss “Movies Under the Moonlight,” which is slated for Friday, June 22 in Waterford Township, where “Secretariat” will be showing on the big screen.
The Waterford Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Waterford Coalition for Youth is hosting the family-friendly event at Pierce Middle School’s football field located at 5415 Hatchery Road.
“We generally get between 800 and 1,000 people,” said Waterford Coalition for Youth Executive Director Heather Halls. “The event continues to grow a little each year.”
For a small price, drive-in movie theater food favorites, including pizza, candy, pop, water, hot dogs, popcorn, “walking tacos,” baked goods, and nachos can be purchased at the concession stand.
Gates open at 6 p.m. Costs are a $1 donation per child and a $2 donation per adult.
There will be no readmittance. Smoking, alcohol, and pets are prohibited.
The movie begins at dusk. Prior to the show, music and kids activities abound, including face painting by Waterford Kettering and Waterford Mott high school students; temporary airbrush tattoos by Rada Tattoos; rock climbing; a bungee Xtreme jumper; and inflatables, pony rides, craft stations, and turtle races sponsored by Moby Dick’s.
The U.S. National Guard will be on site conducting an underage drinking prevention awareness program.
Century Bowl of Waterford will be donating portable bowling and Fit Zone for Women will be holding Zumba classes.
A pair of raffles will be held: A 50/50 raffle and one, which is sponsored by John Bowman Chevrolet, to win a 2012 cherry red Chevrolet Camero. Proceeds benefit the Waterford Coalition for Youth.
Those who will not be attending the event but want to purchase raffle tickets can contact the Waterford Coalition for Youth at 248-618-7424.
Local sponsors also include the Waterford School District and Best Source Credit Union. Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney Island annually donates the hot dogs and chili for the event.