WEST WYOMING, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club is looking to round out the weekend on the right foot. A hot day followed by a cool night at the drive-in to help out local firefighters.
Many across the nation and the region? Excited to have baseball back and some form of normalcy. With the return of drive-in theaters? Well, it was a good idea to round out the weekend with a viewing of ‘The Sandlot’.
“We took an online poll and ‘Sandlot’ came up, overwhelmingly, as the number one movie. We opted to go with that. What a great thing it was the Moonlite brought back ‘summer’. So I reached out to the Moonlite Drive-in guy and said ‘hey, we’d like to partner with you’ and he was more than willing. He said ‘absolutely, especially if it brings back money into the community’,” Jacqualyn Kasa of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club said.
A classic on the big screen. Cars in the drive-in socially distanced to try and make sure to keep this weekend safe but the biggest part of the night was giving back to the community.
“A lot of the fire departments in this area cannot do fundraising because of all the restrictions so we were trying to come up with a way to raise some money for the fire department and have something that’s socially distanced and a family outing,” Marc Stella of the Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club and the West Wyoming Fire Department, said.
Mission accomplished and plenty in attendance from parents to children and some teens who found out they were helping a cause once they got their tickets.
“I think it’s pretty neat. Again, I barely get out of the house and this was something to do,” Robert Semyon said.
“There was a lot of people out here too. It was nice to see that,” Kelly Casterline said.
And of course, it’s not a night with ‘Sandlot’ without a favorite line from the movie: “You’re killing me Smalls!”
Most of the people Eyewitness News talked to on Sunday night were glad to get back to some kind of normalcy and some baseball.
The Kiwanis Club is looking to put on four more events. The proceeds from Sunday night’s and those events will go to the five fire departments that cover the Wyoming Area District.