By Janee Law
Members of the Harborfields Central School District recently took action by attending an outdoor family movie night at Oldfield Middle School to raise funds for a school affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The movie screening, hosted by the Oldfield Middle School Student Government, featured the 1995 film “Jumanji” on an outdoor inflatable movie screen at the 2 Old Field Road school in Greenlawn.
Students came out with their families to support the cause, where they set up blankets and chairs to watch the film on Sept. 28.
“It had a nice family atmosphere,” said Chris Havranek, a social studies teacher and co-advisor for the student government, along with Kristen Presi, a Spanish teacher. “A lot of students attended and when they bought the tickets, they immediately lit up when they learned that it was going towards a school that was impacted by the hurricane.”
With tickets sold for $6, Havranek said more than 200 people participated in the event that raised $1,000 through tickets, donations and selling concession items. The funds will be donated to hurricane relief through AdoptAClassroom.org, a nonprofit organization that helps purchase supplies for schools in need.
Havranek said the funds will go towards school supplies for students or school repairs, depending on which school receives the donation. They are still waiting to hear which school will receive the donation.
He added, “I think everyone got a really good experience from it, seeing how they can make an impact for people in need.”