Publisher's Note: Summer movies
By Jody Reese
Both Manchester and Nashua got a real treat this summer — free movies. Both offered free children’s movies in parks. In both cases, city government provided a small amount of money to run the films — which included an ingenious massive inflatable screen. It’s great to see a company out of Nashua, Community Events, headed by Chris Malloy, organize the Manchester and Nashua screenings.
Hippo held a summer film series in 2002 in Manchester down at Singer Park, before Merchantsauto.com Stadium was built, with Merchants Auto as a our big sponsor. Without Merchants we wouldn’t have been able to pull the series off. Though it was a lot of fun and got great crowds, we couldn’t handle all the work involved in putting on a movie night — and publishing a paper — so we just did it that one year. We’re very glad to see summer movies return to Manchester and hope it spreads to other towns.
The folks at Merchants Automotive are holding the 26th Annual Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Radisson Expo Center on Elm Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They have built the drive into the largest in New England. Summer is an especially trying time for the blood supply, so everyone’s help is needed. Your blood is needed to help someone’s loved one.