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Free movie night in Pembroke draws a crowd
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Movie Night in the Park last weekend drew than 30 community members to watch the Disney movie 'Enchanted' in Pembroke. - photo by M. Boyette

Last Saturday, the newly formed Pembroke Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosted a family movie night at the Pembroke City Park located behind the Bryan County Courthouse.

More than 30 community members enjoyed the free outdoor screening of Disney’s Enchanted while munching on snacks from the concessions. The movie was projected on a huge screen attached to the backstop of the ball field.

The Pembroke Volunteer Fire Department had their trucks on display for the kids to climb on and learn about. Although the movie was free to the public the Auxiliary raised over $75 from the concession stand.

"We had a great time," said Kimberly Beacham of Black Creek. "We brought our son and several kids from our neighborhood. It’s great that these ladies are providing a family event for our community."

According to Auxiliary President Christina Waters, the Auxiliary will host another movie night on August 9th.

Again, during the August screening to help raise funds for the organization the ladies will be selling hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, candy, and drinks from the concession stand.

They are currently taking a vote for the movie to be shown on August 9th. The three choices are Jaws, Transformers or Ratatouille. Email your favorite to

"Since the movie is free we would like to ask that everyone bring a non-perishable food item for us to use for our food drive," said Waters.

The Auxiliary was established March 6, 2008. They are dedicated to supporting the activities and special needs of the community. Meetings are held biweekly at the Pembroke Fire Station. All ladies in the city limits are encouraged to join.

According to their website the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pembroke Fire Department is dedicated to supporting the activities and special needs of the members of the Pembroke Fire Department. The Auxiliary strives to foster goodwill, sociability, friendship, and caring among and between the Fire Department and surrounding community.

Their goal is to provide monetary or material donations to support needy organizations, fire victims, or other hardships within the community as they deem necessary.

The organization will also be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on September 25 from 6-8 p.m.

There are currently 10 members President Christina Waters, Vice President Bobbyjoe Sikes, Secretary Dolly Waters, Treasurer Marion Williams, Wendy Shuman, Kasey McMahn, Sonja Shuman, Stacie Shuman, and Judy Cook.

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