Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lake Worth story slipped under radar—"Want to watch movies on the green in Lake Worth? Donate!"

Saw this Lake Worth story the other day and forgot to put it on the blog. Anyhow, here it is, a story by Eliot Kleinberg on the Screen on the Green summer film program in our City. From the article:
     The film event, similar to those in West Palm Beach and other cities in Palm Beach County, brings in arts and culture during the “off-season” and encourages residents and visitors to spend an evening downtown.
     This year the foundation, which was created by the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, decided not to seek the grant.
Instead, LULA — its nickname is a combination of Lake and Lucerne, downtown Lake Worth’s two main east-west roads — has submitted to Power2Give,” an online site that helps raise money for community art and culture projects.
     The goal: $5,600. The budget: $4,000 for movie rights and screen rentals, $1,000 for promotion and advertising, and $682 in fees to Power2Give.
     As of Feb. 27, Lake Worth had raised $995, or 18 percent.
     “If we don’t make the goal, I know we’re going to come pretty close,” Joan Oliva, executive director of the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, said that day.
UPDATE: Since yesterday the effort is now up to 20% of the total needed.

Here is a video promoting the Screen on the Green in our little City of Lake Worth.