Tourism sets November movie night


By Matt Lasley - mlasley@civitasmedia.com



The date and movie have been selected for the upcoming November movie night.

Leitchfield Tourism Director Ilsa Johnson announced that on Friday, Nov. 13, the city will screen Max, the story of a dog who helped U.S. Marines in Afghanistan before returning home to be adopted by his handler’s family.

During the Tuesday, Oct. 27 Leitchfield Tourism Commission meeting, Johnson said Max will be shown at 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Centre on Main, located at 425 South Main St. in Leitchfield.

Moviegoers will be able to watch the movie from their cars, similar to a drive-in, Johnson said.

The Grayson County High School DECA Club will sell concessions during the event, and the Centre on Main’s restrooms will be available for use by attendees.

The first of the city’s free movie nights, held at Leitchfield’s Babe Ruth ball field on Friday, Oct. 16. proved successful, as around 200 people attended for the first film shown, Johnson said.

Another movie night is expected to be held in December inside the Centre on Main; however, a date and movie have not yet been selected.

“I think it would be good to continue,” said Tourism Commissioner Randy Pauley of the movie nights.

In other business:

*The Tourism Commission approved a $157,540 bid from Spear Corporation for the construction of a second slide at Leitchfield Aquatic Center.

Spear submitted the only bid, which came in under budget, Johnson said.

*The Tourism Commission approved a $44,000 change order from Scotty’s Contracting & Stone, LLC, for the addition of an access road to American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park to the Leitchfield Aquatic Center parking lot.

City Finance Officer Erin Embry said the City of Leitchfield will pay the cost of the change order; however, it will appear on the Tourism Commission’s aquatic center parking lot expansion contract.

*Johnson said that tiered contributions for the American Legion Post 81 Veterans Memorial Park project must be turned in by mid-November to ensure that contributors’ names will appear on the monument to be built at the park.

A number of entities have already committed to contributing to the construction of the park, including the Tourism Commission who opted to contribute $5,000 to the project.

*Johnson said that businesses and groups may now begin reserving spots in this year’s Christmas in the Park, located annually in James D. Beville City Park.

Additionally, displays may be set up as early as Friday, Nov. 20, but all displays must be completed by Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The lighting ceremony for Christmas in the Park will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., and the displays will remain lit for the entire month of December.

Anyone interested in participating in Christmas in the Park should call Johnson at 270-259-5587.

*A rook tournament sponsored by Leitchfield and Grayson County Tourism will be held at the Centre on Main on Saturday, Nov. 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and play will begin at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Grayson County Tourism Director Brittany Gary at 270-259-2735.

*The annual Hometown Christmas Parade will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.

*The Tourism Commission approved its audit engagement.

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By Matt Lasley

mlasley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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