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Large crowd enjoys Movies in the Park



The wait was surely worth it. On Saturday, area families claimed a comfortable spot within the Heritage Gardens Park to watch the film “Coco” on the big, outdoor screen.

  The Town of Essex hosted the much-anticipated movie night, urging area residents to round up their family members or those within their social circle to enjoy a night out. The event was originally planned for the Saturday prior, but unfavourable weather postponed the night-out by a week.

  As it takes a community to support a community, so Essex Pharmasave provided the ice cream for free during the event and popcorn was also available at no charge.

  Before the movie started, members of Essex Fire & Rescue hosted tours of a fire truck, provided fire hats to the youths onsite, and educated families about fire safety.

  Bike-Windsor Essex was also onsite to promote active transportation and bike safety. Those who rode their bike to the event were able to get a safety inspection on their two-wheeler. Free lights, free bells, and maps and guides were also provided.

  Those who gathered to enjoy the event were asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines and to practice social distancing.