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Just Dane to host drive-in movie event at the Duck Pond Aug. 28


Coming up next week on Saturday, Aug. 28, Just Dane will host a drive-in movie fundraiser at the Duck Pond at Warner Park.

The event, which takes place 7:15-10 p.m. at Warner Park, 2920 Sherman Ave., will feature a showing of a family-friendly PG movie, the title of which will be revealed at the event.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to Just Dane to be used to help the organization’s various programs.

With each ticket, attendees will receive their choice of barbecue meals, two drinks and a Just Bakery treat.

The meals will include either barbecue pulled pork or jackfruit, coleslaw, kettle chips, and cornbread. There is also a kids’ meal available containing a hotdog, mac and cheese, kettle chips, and an apple.

Attendees can also purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle, the winner of which will revise half of the money made from the raffle ticket sales.

According to Jean Alt, the office administrator for Just Dane, the event is more of a ”friend-raiser” to “reach out to our supporters and thank them for the support they’ve given us.”

“Certainly we are raising funds to some extent but it’s also really just to get together with the supporters,” Alt said. 

As such, residents of Just Dane’s Healing House will also be in attendance.

The Just Dane Drive-in at the Mallards’ Duck Pond is not the first movie night to be hosted at Warner Park. All last summer, the Mallards hosted multiple movie nights and rented out their field for private events as a way to compensate for the lack of baseball.

“Dealing with COVID, the Madison Mallards weren’t able to play baseball in 2020 and that was a really tough thing for our organization,” said Scott Preimesberger, the assistant General Manager for the Madison Mallards. “We had to pivot. When you’re driving your revenue and your business is fueled by 36 game days May to middle-August and now all of a sudden all those people that were expecting that kind of production weren’t going to be able to see it.”

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance here by Friday, Aug. 20.