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FREE 'Movie Night' at the high school auditorium scheduled for May 22

The Sheridan County Community Foundation in conjunction with USD 412 Hoxie Community Schools and the local “Hoxie High School Auditorium Upgrades” Strategic Doing committee would like to invite the public to a free movie night at the auditorium on Saturday, May 22.

“We are very excited about the recent video and sound equipment upgrades in the auditorium,” said Karl Pratt, SCCF board liaison. “We hope the public will enjoy experiencing them by attending the movie night.”

The video and sound equipment upgrades, as phase one of the Strategic Doing project, included a complete overhaul of all sound equipment, installation of a new mechanical video screen, and the video projector. Attendees will also notice a new stage floor and “black box” aesthetic of the stage area which is being painted black to enhance live performances.

The movie night will include a “double feature” screening of two films, titles to be announced, with a kids’ movie at 6 p.m. and a young adult/adult appropriate movie following at 8 p.m.

Concessions will be available with sales supporting the second phase of the upgrades project to be focused on replacement of the stage lighting. At this time, the committee is waiting on an updated quote for new lighting.

To help kick-off fundraising for the stage lighting rehaul, Richardson Estates have graciously donated a beautiful hand-made quilt created by late and long-time Hoxie resident Harriet Richardson. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win the quilt as well as several other prizes. Full raffle details will be announced soon.

Donations towards phase two of the project are now being accepted.

The foundation will update the public about the movie night, lighting project cost and fundraising efforts as details become available.

SCCF is an affiliate of the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation based in Bird City. The foundation seeks to encourage, prudently manage, and distribute charitable contributions to improve the quality of life in Sheridan County residents, now and in the future. To learn more, contact Pratt at 785-675-1240,, visit Connect with SCCF at

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