Though drive-in movies aren’t the mainstay of summer entertainment that they once were, there’s still something so wonderful about taking in a film under the stars on a steamy summer evening. Thankfully, our children can still know this pleasure, thanks to the many community organizations that have taken to hosting outdoor movies in parks and other public spaces.
On Thursday, August 10, the Hankin Group is hosting an outdoor screening of the animated family classic Ratatouille at the Eagleview Farmers Market in Eagleview Town Center. In addition to being an entertaining, wholesome event for the whole family to enjoy, the “Rataouille Hullabalooie” event will benefit the Chester County Food Bank! This isn’t the beginning of our relationship with The Eagleview Farmers Market—in the colder months, we host its winter farmers market in our warehouse.
“The farmers market, a Growing Roots Partners Farmers Market, is using the opportunity to engage the kids with the market by hosting the special events,” says Lisa O’Neill from Growing Roots Partners. “We are hoping to repeat this combined movie night/farmers market event annually, and Ratatouille is the perfect movie to kick off this new initiative.”
If an evening of fresh produce, fun games and film al fresco sounds like a great time, check out all the details:
The screening of Ratataouille, the tale of a charming Parisian rat with big dreams of becoming a professional chef, starts at 7 p.m. But come early! The Farmers Market runs from 3–7 p.m., and pre-movie activities for the kids will take place from 5–7 p.m. (Bring a blanket to settle in for the movie.)
These activities include:
- Visiting with goats, chickens, and a piglet (!)
- A honey bee observation hive
- Select games for the kids including Busy Bees, VeggieLand and “Souper” Chef
- A veggie-related activity hosted by The Crafty Chef Academy
- Healthy eating education and promotion from Chester County Hospital dietitians
- A Chester County Food Bank information table (our truck will be on site collecting food donations)
- A life-size milkable cow, which will be turned into the “Cash Cow” to accept cash donations for CCFB
To participate in the crafts and activities, attendees will be asked for food or monetary donations to benefit the Chester County Food Bank, and our initiatives and programs aimed at ending food insecurity in our communities.
No time to cook dinner on such a fun-filled night? There will be special snacks available for purchase, including giant soft pretzels from Stoudts Wonderful Good Market, guacamole and chips from Taste of Puebla, cupcakes from Dia Doce, cookies from Flour & Oats, ready-to-eat meat pies and quiche from Nomadic Pies, Waffles from Waffatopia, crunchies from Sheila’s Crunchy Delight and ice cream sandwiches from iSwich!
Save the date for the “Ratatouille Hullabalooie” on August 10 and come enjoy a great time for a great cause.
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The Chester County Food Bank is the central hunger relief organization serving more than 120 food cupboards, meal sites and social service organizations throughout Chester County. We mobilize our community to ensure access to real, healthy food.
Featured photo: Pixabay; all other photos: Jeremy Hess, The Premise Studio