Everyone knows that Nixa has great schools, and beautiful homes, but how much do you really know Nixa? Over the next few weeks we will be spotlighting all the fun and interesting (and in some cases, delicious) aspects of one of Missouri’s greatest small towns!
To kick us off, we will be spotlighting the Nixa Parks Dept annual Movies Night in the Park series sponsored by The Massengale Group KW.
Every year throughout the spring and summer, the parks department offers monthly first run kid favorites on a huge inflatable screen at it’s picturesque McCauley Park. Recently, the Massengale Group came on as exclusive sponsor and decided to take the event up a notch, integrating family fun activities, offering giveaways, and bringing in local vendors. This year’s series is especially innovative as the parks department branches out to integrate date night movies with their parent’s night out program. Allowing parents to drop their kids off at the community center for well supervised fun, and then walk over to the soccer fields and enjoy a cult classic date movie with no interruptions. The evening is to be topped off with fun “mocktinis” available for purchase. Each kid’s movie this year has a secondary purpose that is near and dear to a certain population in Nixa…..the construction of a city dog park! Several fundraisers have been planned for before the movies to raise money for the park and get community involvement into the planning and development phases as well. During the fundraising events, Nixans can take part in a Smooch your Pooch photo booth, Paw Painting Station, Design the Dog Park for a dollar, and enter to win a whole array of prizes donated by the community. The Parks Dept will be grilling up hot dogs and owners are encouraged to bring their furry friends.
The first movie is The Secret Life of Pets and will be shown on Saturday May 6th at dusk in McCauley Park. The fundraising events will be held beforehand, starting at 6pm. So, if you have kids, dogs, or both and are looking for something fun and free to do, come on out! For more questions about upcoming events, contact the Nixa parks Dept for more information or visit their website at www.nixaparks.com.