Township plans rest of its summer movie series

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BDN file photo The Town of Beloit has two more films planned in its Movies in the Park series. The township is planning to screen the first "How to Train Your Dragon" film on July 27. The last film in the series is the "Incredibles 2," which will be screened on Aug. 17 at Preservation Park. Both of the films are tentatively set to start at 7 p.m.

TOWN OF BELOIT - Two more movie nights are being planned in the Town of Beloit as part of the township's Movies in the Park series.

Special Projects Coordinator Liane Mills said the township is planning to screen the first "How to Train Your Dragon" film on July 27 at McKearn Park. The film tells the story of Hiccup, a Norse teenager living on an island where fighting dragons is a way of life. Though Hiccup wants to prove himself as a true Viking, all of that changes when he befriends a dragon he names Toothless. He then sets out on a quest to change his people's minds.

The last film in the series is "Incredibles 2," which is scheduled to be screened on Aug. 17 at Preservation Park. The film tells the story of everyone's favorite crime-fighting family as they navigate living normal lives until a new villain threatens everything.

Mills said both of the films are slated to begin at 7 p.m., though that's depending on when it is dark enough to screen the films.

"We want to provide the community with fun events that are free so they can enjoy their summer," Mill said.

This is the second season of the township's Movies in the Park series.

The town also was planning to have a vendor event in August, but Mills said it had to be canceled due to "unforeseen circumstances."

The township is looking to offer expanded events after deciding to cancel the 2019 Festival on The Rock, since it was losing money. Officials say hosting smaller events will cut down on overhead costs, such as tents, bathrooms and overtime for town staff.

Officials also say the town's revenue from the festival was sharply cut when Patch Products, now known as PlayMonster, ended its toy sale in 2016. The 2018 festival made the least amount of revenue ever, with a net of $16,000. However, 2018 was the first year the town paid a staff member - special projects coordinator Liane Mills - to run the festival. Taking Mills' salary into account, the net revenue was about $6,000. In an effort to review the cost of the festival, 2018 was the first time the township also considered the cost to have staff members from the finance, police, fire and public works departments work on the festival. When these costs were added, officials found the festival to be operating at a loss.

Officials are hoping to hold the festival next year with a slightly different look.

In addition to Movies in the Park, the town also has planned Coffee with First Responders at Riverside Terrace from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m. on July 24.

Also, registration for the Town of Beloit Fire Department's third annual Middle School and High School Fire Academies is still open. The Middle School Academy is a one-day event from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Aug. 5, and the three-day High School Academy is set for 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aug. 6-8.

The cost will be $15 per student for the Middle School Academy and $50 per student for the High School Academy. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

For more information or to register, visit the fire department at 2445 S. Afton Road.

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