All aboard the ‘Polar Express’
“The movie night impacted me positively because I have not been apart of an event like that before,” Leah Evans said.
FCCLA’s first ever movie night was held on Dec. 2, 2016. The event started with crafts for the 42 people who attended. The movie, Polar Express started at 6:30 with an intermission for popcorn, water and more activities.
Ashley Bodkin, junior, was happy with the turnout from the community.
“I think the kids had a lot of fun and the movie and activities went well, especially with it being FCCLA’s first movie night,” Bodkin said.
Bodkin enjoyed handing out the reindeer antlers to the kids and helping them with their temporary tattoos.
“My favorite memory from the movie night was seeing how excited the kids and their families were to participate in the crafts and games,” Bodkin said.
Bodkin recommends others from the community to attend the second annual movie night next year.
“It gets everyone in the holiday spirit,” Bodkin said.
Becca Kuhel, junior, helped with the arts and crafts station before the movie.
“The movie night was great and very successful for everyone,” Kuhel said.
Kuhel especially enjoyed helping the kids with temporary holiday tattoos during intermission.
“It was great to see all the kids having fun,” Kuhel said.
Faith Osborn, sophomore, was happy with how the movie night went.
“Everyone in the community, especially the children, enjoyed it. It was a great opportunity for families to spend time together,” Osborn said.
Osborn helped set up the activities and stations for the kids.
“My favorite memory from the movie night was seeing all of the children so excited and getting in the holiday spirit,” Osborn said.
Osborn recommends others to attend the movie night next year.
“The event is a great way to support Bettendorf High School’s FCCLA. It is also a great opportunity to have fun with your friends or family,” Osborn said.