Movies in the Park Finale' Set

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The curtain is going up on the final movie in the summer series Movies in the Park, sponsored by Rector Downtown Central and underwritten by New Wave Communication. Disney’s Zootopia is the final feature presentation, being shown beginning at sunset on Monday, July 10 at the Rector Downtown Park. To add even more excitement to the event, Clay County 4-H members will bring animals to the park for a petting time prior to the movie. For the adults, constables Terry Robertson and Todd Watson will be distributing Child ID kits and File of Life folders.

“Last time we had a coloring contest for the children as families were arriving,” an RDC spokesperson noted. “This petting zoo should bring a large crowd because who can resist petting a rabbit, a chicken or a goat?”

The movie Zootopia brings the animal kingdom to life in an animated story centered in a town populated exclusively by animals. Causing upset to the town, one of Zootopia’s citizens is missing.

A new hire on the police force is the first rabbit ever to be hired. Her name is Judy Hopps and she’s excited to help everyone obey the law. She is assigned to the case of the missing otter and sets to work only to discover she must work with that wily fox named Nick Wilde. Thus, the mystery-comedy begins. As usual, Disney teaches truths and morals in the 2016 animated story that has been a top box-office hit.

Continuing with the theme of the movie, Rector Downtown Central asked local constables Robertson and Watson to distribute materials which can help families in an emergency. Each parent may acquire a Child Identification kit for each of their children present. Included in the kit are spaces for parent to record physical, medical and dental information. In addition, material is included to create a fingerprint file. The ID kit is designed to give parents and grandparents peace of mind regarding their children’s safety.

In addition, File of Life packets will be distributed. The packets are meant to be used should a family member or neighbor require emergency medical treatment. Experts note relatives and friends often find it difficult to remember specific information in such a time of crisis. With this system, anyone could provide the file to an EMT and the precious minutes saved could mean the difference in life and death. These materials were provided through the office of Atty. General Leslie Rutledge.

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