Approximately 200 people turned out to enjoy the Interior Savings Moonlight Movie Night at the Barriere Ball Park on Aug. 11. This was the eighth annual event that Interior Savings has sponsored in support of youth initiatives in Barriere. This year Youth Soccer in Barriere was the recipients of all funds raised.
Spectators seemed to be greatly enjoying all the activities provided; games, raffles and all with great community ambiance and socialization. However, they were not prepared for the unplanned adventure that stole the show.
Clouds began to gather gradually over the area as dusk arrived, but there was no warning about what was to come.
Raffle prizes were handed out, and then spectators got settled onto blankets, lawn chairs or scooters as the featured movie ‘Frozen’ began.
Then with a reverberating crash, thunder, pouring rain and lightening invaded the peaceful gathering.
On site volunteer Leslie Stirling, says everyone was running for shelter, and others hurriedly left the grounds.
She did note though that no one seemed upset about the sudden change of plans courtesy of Mother Nature, and none were concerned that they had spent money to watch a movie that was “stormed out”.
After all, it was all for a good cause.