Free movie this Friday

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Children participate in the Fun Run at a previous Coterie event. | Courtesy photo

The Coterie Club of Andalusia is rounding out October with two upcoming events – a “

Movie Under the Stars” event Fri., Oct. 21, and the annual kids’ “Fun Run” on Oct. 29.

Coterie member Heather Owen said Friday’s movie is made possible through a partnership with the Southern Peanut Growers and will feature “Zookeeper” on the Springdale lawn. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

“In honor of the Halloween season, we’ll open with a pre-movie cartoon, ‘It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,’” Owen said. “The movie will begin at sundown, which according to the Farmer’s Almanac, is about 6:30 p.m.”

Admission is free.

Owen said concessions will be sold, so no coolers or outside food will be allowed.

“Come out with your family and friends, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready for a great Movie Under the Stars,” she said. “For us, October is a very busy month. We’ve got the movie on Friday and our annual fun run the very next weekend.”

Owen said this is the 11th year the local civic club has sponsored the run, which, this year, will be held on Oct. 29.

Registration will be held on Fri., Oct. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at city hall or the day of the race beginning at 7 a.m.

“This 5K run/walk is for all ages and starts at 9 a.m. in front of the First United Methodist Church,” Owen said. “At 10 a.m., the Coterie Club will host Meredith’s Mile for children ages 3 to 16, starting in the CCB parking lot. Then, at 10:30 a.m. the tot trot for children ages 0 to 4 will be held behind the city hall. It’s going to be a great fun-filled day.”

The registration fees are as follows: 5K pre-race $12, day of race $15; Meredith’s Mile pre-race $10, day of $12; and the Tot Trot is free. T-shirts are available for purchase without race participation for $15.

Racers will be awarded trophies, medallions and door prizes. Coterie members are also selling $1 chances where five lucky raffle winners will take home $50 cash on Saturday.

“The Coterie Club of Andalusia has contributed thousands of dollars to improve the quality of life for all children in Covington County,” Owen said. “Last year’s event raised $12,492 for a total of $106,842 over the last 10 years.”

For more information about the upcoming race, contact Debbie Maraman, race coordinator, at 222-8511.