By Mark Clement, Friends of Candler Park
The first Saturday in August is National Watermelon Day! And for the 5th year in a row Flick-Nic is going to celebrate this annual occasion in Candler Park on August 4 beginning at 6 pm. Friends of Candler Park will pay tribute to that awesome berry with “Peace, Love and Watermelon” by icing down a pallet of watermelon and slicing and serving it up followed by a screening of Jumanji (2016). It will be pre-movie picnic fun Candler Park style with seed spitting contests and all of the other watermelon hilarity we have come to enjoy. And it is all free! Thanks to Cynthia Baer for providing the watermelon again.
Candler Park Movie Night festivities start one hour prior to dusk and the feature presentation will go on promptly at sunset in front of the pool house. You will want to get there early for the best spot! Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Bring your own picnic and coolers, but be aware that glass containers or bottles are strictly forbidden in city parks.
Thanks to our sponsors! Presenting sponsor — The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization (CPNO), Candler Park Market, BOND credit union, Hattie B’s Chicken, Park Realty, Fox Bros, Atlanta Leasing, Whisenant Estate, Neighborhood Church, Raging Burrito, and Cynthia Baer.
The Friends of Candler Park is a fiscal partner of Park Pride. All funds, sponsorships, donations go to an account managed by Park Pride. (BTW Thank you Park Pride!) From that account, we pay our expenses for movie night. With that said we could still use some support. If you would like to help us keep this tradition going, please consider donating. To do so simply go to https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E195170&id=5 and click the drop down menu and hit the 7th line titled Candler Park Movie Night. Or you can join us on Facebook and there will be a link to Park Pride there. Like us on Facebook and keep up to date with any unforeseeable changes due to weather, Russian Hacking or anything else out of our control.