Disney Pixar’s ‘Onward’ to Screen at Loeb Stadium Movie Night

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Several updates on seasonal projects and events, including Movie Night, McAllister’s Spring Celebration, new restroom building and more, were presented at the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Board meeting Monday.

The second movie night in Lafayette Parks and Recreation history will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Loeb Stadium. The featured film will be Disney Pixar’s “Onward.”

“We’re really excited, this is our second movie night at Loeb,” said Parks and Recreation Marketing Manager Samantha Haville. “So we did one last fall, but that will be our spring film. Hope the weather is cooperating, but people are welcome to bring blankets and pillows, whatever they want to keep warm. .”

Concessions will be available for purchase during Spring Movie Night. Tickets are available at the Loeb box office, in person at the Parks Administration office, or by calling 765-807-1500. General admission is $2.00 each while combo tickets including popcorn or candy and a drink are $5.00 each.

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The McAllister Recreation Center Spring 2022 Celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at the center. Admission is free and events for different age groups will be split into different time slots.

“It’s an annual event that we host,” Haville said. “Last year we had to modify a lot because of COVID, and the year before we actually couldn’t hold it at all. So this is the first time we’ve had a full celebration in two We “There’s going to be food trucks, crafts, games, lots of activities for the kids. It’s going to be a really fun event.”

Children ages 0-5 will have their egg hunt time at 11 a.m. Saturday, while those ages 6-10 will participate in the hunt at 11:45 a.m. For more information on the Spring Celebration, visit www.lafayette.in.gov/484/Special Events.

Lafayette Parks & Rec Jobs

Several positions in Lafayette Parks and Recreation are open and seeking candidates, according to Jon Miner, director of operations for P&R.

“We’re still mostly looking in a few different areas, mostly water surveillance,” Miner said. “…They’re still short of several (camp) counselors in McAllister…And then in our maintenance area, it’s really our seasonal custodial staff. We really rely on seasonal workers and seasonal staff to help manage our parks and staff our events staff.

“Like everyone who, at the moment, is trying to find workers, we are having the same (personnel) problems.”

A lifeguard stands by the lazy river, Friday, June 28, 2019 at Columbian Park in Lafayette.

Miner explained that a lifeguard certification course will be offered to those interested in the position. Registration for the course can be done by returning a completed registration form to the administrative office at 1915 Scott Street in Lafayette, or online here.

Course registration is $200, however, if participants successfully complete the course and work a full season as a Lafayette Parks Lifeguard, they will be reimbursed $75 of that fee. Visit the course information page to learn more.

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The long-awaited new restroom building appears to be nearing completion after multiple delays.

“We just had the normal challenges that you see in the construction industry right now because of a supply issue,” Miner said, “but this building should be open before the grand opening on Memorial Day. of the park.”

Construction of the carousel is also suffering from staffing issues, but slow but steady progress is being made.

The newly reputed

“The company we work with is having the same staffing and supply chain issues that we are having here,” said Claudine Laufman, superintendent of Lafayette Parks. “So, I mean, it’s a high quality piece with a lot of work, a lot of detail. So it’s something that I think will be worth the wait. We get weekly updates , we see the carving in progress.”

Margaret Christopherson is a reporter for the Journal & Courier. Email her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @MargaretJC2.

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