Successful turnout brings talk of another event next summer
By Kristen Miller
The first-ever “Movie in the Park,” sponsored by Cokato Chamber of Commerce, brought in quite the crowd Aug. 23 with hundreds in attendance to watch the movie “Cars.”
Before the 8:30 p.m. showing, musical entertainment was provided by Ben Brandt’s band, The Keep, and an inflatable bouncer was provided by K and K Fun Time and Party Time Tent Rental, which also served popcorn.
Daniel Lemke and his Sunny Road ice cream was also there along with the chamber selling soda.
The idea was presented to the chamber last spring by Wayne Murphy and Scott Dietman, at which time the chamber decided to sponsor it.
With the overwhelming response, the men are already talking about another “Movie in the Park” night next summer this time though with the possibility of collecting donations to help cover expenses, Dietman said.
This year, movie night was free to the public with free-will donations to the Cokato Area Food Shelf, which collected three “heaping” grocery carts along with more than $100, according to Russ Johnson, co-director of food shelf.
Also that night, the public was able to tour the new food shelf and home of Minnesota Disaster Relief.