Nonprofit Night At Sunset on the Square Tomorrow Friday June 26, 2015
The City of St. George and Write It Up! will host a special event at Sunset on the Square to celebrate the many local charities that impact the Southern Utah community by providing vital programs and services to our residents.
St. George, UT – Sunset on the Square (SOTS) will feature the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Town Square Park in Historic Downtown St. George as part of the Annual Nonprofit Night festivities. Sunset on the Square is a free community event sponsored by local businesses and organizations.
Over the past 7 years Sunset on the Square (SOTS) has become a staple for locals during the summer months. The Friday night FREE family movie series is hosted by Write It Up! in partnership with the City of St. George. Led by Dawn McLain, the series has become known for its family friendly fun, prizes, movies and so much more. Town Square hosts the events on the second and fourth Friday of each month now thru August 28th in the City of St. George. SOTS has been a huge success averaging 1500 – 2000 attendees per event, and more on special event nights such as Nonprofit Night; Pioneer Day Celebration and Chamber Night.
“This is an event that we do each year on the fourth Friday in June, and it is one of my favorites. In Utah there are over 4,300 registered 501c3 organizations that collectively employ 63,000 people. They offer a broad range of services, filling in where government and the private sector don’t and fitting a general definition of serving the public interest.” explained McLain.
“These nonprofits make all the difference,” St. George Mayor Jon Pike said during a Utah League of Cities and Towns and Utah Nonprofits Association Town Hall event earlier this year. “We cannot do it without them and without each other and without believing in whatever individual cause each organization has. That’s how we’ll make the ends meet.”
Nonprofit Night is always a crowd pleaser packed with lots of “extras”. Vendors and sponsors will arrive on site at 5:00 and host games, face painting, water balloons, dancing, music, food, vendors, bubble machines – and the Golden Ticket Contest!!!
As many Sunset on the Square regulars already know Brad Harr & Assoc. ????????hosted a Golden Ticket candy bar contest selling chocolate bars from their office, Dealer Collision Center???????? and the St. George Children's Museum – 5 of those bars had Golden Tickets! The 5 Golden Ticket winners will all have the opportunity to participate in candy based contests to win a GREAT grand prize – but, just like Willy Wonka said, "The suspense is terrible… I hope it'll last." The Brad Harr & Assoc. team will keep everyone guessing right up until the last minute – you'll have to be there to see this prize!!
Golden Ticket Challenges include Root Beer guzzling; bubble blowing contest; Skittle Stuffing and more!!
The best part? Wonka himself said, "So shines a good deed in a weary world." Tomorrow night Brad Harr????????and his team will be shining very brightly indeed – proceeds from the sales of the chocolate bars will be donated to the St. George Children's Museum!
To celebrate Nonprofit Night right, KCSG Television will also be sponsoring a prize for the best Nonprofit Booth. Judging will be right before the movie by audience applause, so come and support the many vital programs local nonprofits provide to Southern Utah!
Sunset on the Square will also be featuring a star gazing party on site!! The St. George Astronomy Club is planning will play host to their largest star gazing event yet. The organization will set up an information booth at the event in downtown St. George. Prior to the movie which will play at dusk, solar telescopes will be available to attendees for safe viewing of the sun. Once darkness falls upon the park, telescopes will be set up for night time star gazing (8:30 p.m.). Local astronomers predict that Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible, rings and all! The St. George Astronomy Group is excited to share their knowledge and love for the stars.
Nonprofits that will be in attendance tomorrow night include: Utah Nonprofits Association; American Association of University Women, the Dixie Elks; Girls on the Run of Southern Utah; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Utah; Head Start of Cedar City; Stevens Henager College; The Dove Center; St. George Children's Museum; Washington County Youth Crisis Center; St. George Astronomy Club; and the St. George Art Museum.
Special events for this season will include:
June 26 – Nonprofit Night: Discounts & spotlight for nonprofit organizations to help promote their mission and vital programs and services they provide in our communities.
July 24 – Pioneer Day Celebration: Pre-movie events will include the Pioneer Day Games, a family field day style program with prizes, LOTS of fun and something for everyone from toddlers to seniors! After the movie, the City of St. George will host a fireworks show at Town Square Park.
August 28 – Chamber Night: Our Grand Finale of the season will be the St. George Chamber Night. Chamber members receive special rates for booths, and recognition of their efforts to build and support local businesses.
This season’s movie schedule includes:
June 26 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory G
July 10 Lego Movie PG
July 24 Three Amigos PG
August 14 Wreck It Ralph PG
August 28 Legend of Zorro PG
Please save the date to join the Sunset on the Square team at Town Square Park, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from May 22 thru August 28, 2015. Come early to enjoy the park and carousel and to make sure to get the best seats in the house. The fun starts by 6:00 with food, vendors and fun including the Dealer Collision Water Balloon Challenge and conga lines, hokey pokey games, prizes, splash pad, face painting, lots of activates and more led by event Master of Ceremonies, Dawn McLain.
Sunset on the Square is proudly sponsored by KCSG Television, Girls On the Run, Cherry Creek Radio, The Independent, Family & Kids Magazine, View on Southern Utah Magazine, The City of St. George, Write It Up!, Williams Services, The Dixie Elks Lodge, Brad Harr & Assoc., Dealer Collision Center, Sonny Boy’s BBQ, and Steven’s Henager College; The Falls Event Center; BioLife Plasma Services.
Contact: Write It Up!
Dawn McLain, Owner
Write It Up!
765 Escalante Drive
St. George, UT 84790
Email: [email protected]