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Caroline Suddath
Marlee Linnell (12) hangs a poster for the upcoming event: Film on the Field. All proceeds raised will be donated to the Children’s Cancer Center.

The school’s football field will be transformed from an athletic hub to a scene resembling a festival.

Friday, April 7, the school’s second Film on the Field will be taking place. The event, put on by Student Government, will donate all proceeds to the Children’s Cancer Center. The night will be comprised of local food trucks, vendors, activities for children and a showing of Finding Dory on an inflatable screen.

Film on the Field is a growing tradition. The event, started by Payton Barnwell, was first hosted two years ago and raised over $4000; Nicole Hernandez (12) and Marlee Linnell (12) have taken it on as their SGA senior project.

The organization and preparation for the night has been no small feat. “Preparing for this event has been extremely exhausting and stressful, but equally as rewarding. The children’s cancer center has been so grateful for our efforts along the way.” Linnell said. The time spent planning has been overwhelming. “I would say that I’ve at least spent at least 10 hours at week between in-school meetings, sending emails and calls on the phone since we began planning.” Hernandez said.

The girls are hopeful for the fundraising opportunities the event provides. “[This event] has been a goal of ours, and we were both immensely motivated by the impact that the [previous Film on the Field] made,” said Linnell.

SGA members are anticipating a fun, exciting night for all in attendance. “My goal for the night is that Film on the Field is an enjoyable time for everyone who has been a part of it—vendors, students, community member— and especially the family members of the Center,” Linnell said, “I hope [the members of the Children’s Cancer Center] feel loved and supported, both by the strength of the community that comes out, and economically by the funds that the event raises.”

The family friendly event begins at 5:30 p.m., with $5 admission at the door, and children under 2 entering for free.

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