First, just want to point out that you only have a few more days to enter my giveaway! Come on, it's really easy and the competition is light. You can totally take them.
Second, I also want to mention that the deadline is approaching to submit your holiday cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes. Remember, send holiday cards to them, not to "Any Recovering Soldier c/o Walter Reed Hospital." For the details, click here. And when you see someone on your Facebook friends list, Twitter feed, and other places telling others to send the cards to Walter Reed Hospital, please give them the corrected information. The cards they send to WRH will only be destroyed unopened.
Moving on, the remainder of this post is chiefly directed at my local readers. So the rest of you can go get some coffee or something.
Some months ago, I posted about my love for a local movie theater, the Roxy, which is also a historical landmark. As I mentioned in that other post, I've been going to the Roxy for as long as I can remember. The movies are just three bucks a pop and the refreshments are priced similarly. It's a beloved part of our regional landscape.
I belong to their mailing list, so every week I get an update about their upcoming shows. The current email reminded me about one of the neat things they do every year, and I'm passing it on for those who don't know.
Every year, the Roxy shows a family-friendly Christmas movie at no charge. One night, one showing. No admission fee. The catch? Every person who shows up to see the film must bring a non-perishable food item, which is then used to stock the shelves at the Northampton Area Food Bank. This year, they will be showing The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks, on Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
So, to recap: good movie, free admission, just bring a can of soup or vegetables so that someone less fortunate than yourself gets to enjoy a hot meal this winter. Could this be any more of a win-win situation? I think not! Spread the word!