July 6th, 2007

Great River Hospice is bringing back a summer tradition by hosting a drive-in movie as a fund-raiser for its hospice house, which is being built on Great River Medical Center’s campus in West Burlington.

A Night at the Drive-in is scheduled Saturday, July 21, in the medical center’s employee parking lot along West Agency Road. From that location, movie-goers will have a view of the hospital’s lake, the hospice house and the full-size drive-in movie screen being set up for the night. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Pre-movie activities include jugglers, a ventriloquist, clowns, face painting, a bounce house and pictures with live horses. Concessions including hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, chips, candy and soda will be sold.

The family movie Dreamer will be shown at dusk. Starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, it is a drama about a father who, for the love of his daughter, sacrifices almost everything to save the life of an injured racehorse and bring the promising filly back to her former glory.

Admission to A Night at the Drive-in is by donation. A minimum $35 minimum per car is requested. Tickets are available:
• Great River Medical Center's Human Resources and Hospice offices
• MidWestOne Bank (Division Street and Jefferson Street branches)
• Burlington Bank & Trust (locations on Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Burlington, and Gear Avenue, West Burlington)
• By calling (319) 768-3392

Space is limited. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged. Parking is first come, first served. If it rains, the event will be held inside Notre Dame High School.

Proceeds will offset the cost of equipment, furniture and fixtures for the $3.5 million hospice house, which will serve the end-of-life needs of nearly 100 patients and their families each year.

For more information about A Night at the Drive-In or the hospice house, please call (319) 768-3392.