Due to popular demand, Orange Township is holding another Summer Night event on Saturday at North Orange Park.
“With June’s Summer Nights being such a success, the Community Park Board decided to let residents vote on which movie,” said Amanda Sheterom, communications manager. “’Moana’ was the clear winner with over 45 percent of the votes.”
The film starts at 7 p.m.
Sheterom said about 175 people attended the last event in June.
The Summer Night series back story is rooted in the summer of 2015.
Orange Township wanted to sponsor a movie night in the park, but by law the township couldn’t use levy revenues for community events. Revenues were only to be used for park facilities maintenance and improvements.
Trustee Debbie Taranto decided the law needed changed. She approached State Rep. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, about sponsoring state legislation allowing for levy revenues to be spent on events in community parks.
“By changing the law, we won’t have to worry about it,” Taranto said last year.
Brenner introduced House Bill 361 that was signed into law in 2016 by Gov. John Kasich.
Sheterom said Franklin Xpress kicks off the night’s events with live music that the whole family can enjoy. She said the movie is sponsored by Mount Carmel and will be shown by Funflicks Outdoor Movies.
Sheterom said other events for the evening include making balloon animals and face painting. There will be 10 food trucks selling everything from “BBQ to ice cream.” She said the vendors for the evening are NorthPoint Dance Academy, Cambria, doTERRA Essential Oils, RESCUEDohio, The Little Gym, Snapple-7UP, Friends of Preservation Parks, Delaware County District Library and Tiger Woo’s.
Sheterom said a big thank you goes out to the Concord and Genoa Township Fire Departments for providing portable lighting for after the event.
D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.