Summer Nights returns

Summer Nights in downtown Webster City returns on June 20 from 5 to 9 pm. The theme of the night is “Be a HERO” and there will be opportunities for those in attendance to be a hero.

The Lions Club will be serving burgers, chips and a drink for $5. The Lions Club is driven to perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas in many ways, but share the core belief that community is what we make it. They take donations of eye glasses and hearing aids and are heroes to those who need to see and hear better.

The Help Entertain and Restore Organization, HERO, will be selling popcorn and snacks at the movie theater to help stay on track to re-open the movie theater by early September. Attendees will be able to take a sneak peek at the theater, enjoy the cool air inside and eat some movie theater popcorn. Community members can be a hero and help save the Webster Theater.

First American Bank has partnered with local volunteers and Be The Match to give people a chance to learn more about bone marrow donations. Visitors will be able to sign up on the spot to be a donor after they give a cheek swab. Information to take home will also be available. First American Bank will have a 50/50 raffle with one person winning 50 percent of the raffle amount collected. The remainder will go to national and local Be The Match programs. Peterson Construction will bring down their Sky Jack and give rides up to look over the city. Costs will be $5 for adults and $2 for kids and all proceeds go to support Be A Hero and Be A Match programs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to donate a dollar or more and have their name put on the plaque which will be placed at locations around town. Of the funds raised, half will go support local people who need bone marrow matches and the other half will support the Be The Match program.

Building Families and Bee Inspired CAPP Program is partnering with Family Community Action Team to encourage children and families to come down and be a hero. They will have interactive booths where children of all ages can make masks and capes and be everyday heroes.

Crimestoppers will be hosting the Nickel Scramble. It’s a chance for kids to scramble through the sand and find money. Organizers said Crimestoppers are heroes all year round and help keep the bad guys off the street.

Nick Woolley of 15 Below Zero Photography will be set up to take pictures of heroes and a portion of the proceeds will go to Be The Match. Kids and adults can have an 8-by-10 inch photo taken for $12.

  • Other organizations wishing to take part in the celebration may to contact the Chamber of Commerce to talk about ways they can participate

Contact Deb Brown at 832-2564 or email deb@visitwebstercityiowa.com for more information.