On August 13, KNA tried something new by moving our Ice Cream Social to the Kennydale Lions Park and showing a film as well. For this event, we showed the movie “Dolphin Tale,” which was billed as something that family members of all ages would enjoy….and it certainly proved to be just that.
The Ice Cream Social started at 6:30 pm, and in the next two hours we served over 200 portions. At around 8:30, it was dark enough to start the movie. As with all six of the City of Renton’s “Screen on the Green” events presented in 2013, a huge inflatable screen was used, and a trained crew of Parks Dept. technicians did all of the set-up, equipment operation, and take-down. At this particular event, KNA members assisted with the non-technical tasks. About 100 adults and children stayed for the movie, which concluded shortly after 10 pm.
We feel that this was a very successful event, and accordingly the KNA will pursue doing another combined movie and ice cream social next year at Lions Park. Based on feedback that we received from several parents, there is some interest and doing this on a Friday night instead of Tuesday, so we will try to make the necessary arrangements for that.. If you would like to express a preference, please leave us a comment below.
KNA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Kennydale and fostering community spirit.