Great Lakes Energy helps bring movies to Scottville

August 14, 2013

oz“Oz: The Great and Powerful” is Friday, Aug. 16. 

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Optimist Club, on behalf of the Scottville Clown Band Shell Committee, recently received a $1,900 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund. The money has been used to purchase a projector and other equipment for the free movie series started this summer.

The band shell’s final summer movie, Disney’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” will be shown this Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. Over 100 people attended the Scottville premiere of “The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure,” two weeks ago. On Thursday, Sept. 12, Disney’s “Brave” will be shown as part of the Scottville Harvest Festival.

“This equipment follows the mission of the Optimists, which is to be ‘the friend of youth,'” Diane Watts, president of the Scottville Optimist Club, said. “Our goal with this equipment is to not only provide outdoor entertainment for families but also to show movies throughout the year in our community center.”

The Great Lakes People Fund allows coop members to round up their energy bill to the nearest dollar. The money is then distributed to non-profit groups to be used to benefit the communities they serve.

The Scottville Clown Band Shell is owned and operated by the Scottville Clown Band and the Scottville Optimist Club. The band shell committee consists of representative from both organizations along with members of the community. It operates through donations from the public.

Donations may be made to Scottville Clown Band Shell, 405 N. Main Street, Scottville, MI 49454.

More information on the Great Lakes Energy People Fund can be found at or 1-888-485-2537. 

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