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Summer Movie Nights Draw Sizeable Crowds
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Movies Under the Stars are hosted on the third Saturday of each month at Cottles Woods Park. Center for Human Services, Oakdale hosts crafts for attendees beginning at 7 p.m. Movies begin at sundown. The next movie, The Jungle Book, will be shown on July 15. - photo by Leader File Photo

Community members are once again treated to “Movies Under the Stars,” presented by Center for Human Services. The monthly summer event is made possible thanks to the partnerships of Oakdale Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club of Oakdale, City of Oakdale and David Verdegaal Farming, Inc.

The outdoor free event is hosted at Cottles Woods Park the third Saturday of each summer month. The next showing will be The Jungle Book, July 15 hosted by Oakdale Kiwanis Club. Movies begin at sundown, however crafts and family events begin as early as 7 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low profile chairs.

The event also serves as an opportunity for the CHS staff to collect backpacks and school supplies for area students with Back to School needs.

“Come late July, early August, we have a huge influx of families that we’re working with or in the community that need supplies,” CHS Program Coordinator Tamberly Stone stated.

Stone noted that last year the group collected over 50 backpacks for area students, as well as supplies. Supplies most needed include: binder paper, pens, pencils, crayons, highlighters and the like.

“The goal would be that we meet the need of the ones that need it,” Stone shared.

Persons interested in donating and unable to attend the movie night, may drop supplies and backpacks by the Oakdale Family Resource and Counseling Center, 631 W. F St., Oakdale, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


The final movie of the summer season will be “Finding Dory” hosted Saturday, Aug. 19.