It is movie night in Byrdstown this Friday.
Mayor Sam Gibson said the outdoor movie series continues with Grease the movie screened at the pavilion across from city hall. Gibson said the 50’s themed night begins at 6:00 p.m. with the film beginning at sundown.
“During that night, they’re also going to do some contests for people dressing up in the 50’s and giving some prizes away,” Gibson said. “Anytime we can have activities and get the community and people involved, it’s really great.”
Gibson said admission is free with the event sponsored by Peoples Bank. Gibson said those that get there early can have fun on the water slide. Gibson said vendors will also be selling steak sandwiches, popcorn and more.
“These are some good things that’s going on in Byrdstown, and we’re really proud of them,” Gibson said. “We’re tickled to death to be able to have things for the public, because people are starving and wanting stuff to do.”
Gibson said getting Byrdstown residents more involved in local events has been a goal of town officials. Gibson said an activities committee was recently formed and the movie night series was created.
“We use an outdoor blow up screen, and it is about a 30 foot screen, so it really works good,” Gibson said. “It’s going to be fun. We’re having a fun night and any time we can do that, it is good for the community.”
Gibson said people are welcome to bring their own seating and are encouraged to come dressed in the night’s theme. The movie is free, but bring money for movie snacks. The showing area is across the street from 109 W Main Street.