Families gathered outside of Lloyd Mall last month for a drive-in movie experience to raise money for students at Lloydminster Public Schools.
On August 26th, The Reels on Wheels drive-in raised nearly $2,800 for the Lloydminster Public School Divisions nutrition fund.
The fundraising effort from the Lloydminster community saw around 200 cars throughout the evening, with other waiting outside of the parking lot for the evening event.
Sarah Paterson, LPSD Wellness & Nutrition Coordinator, said the money raised by the community will ensure the meal programs have everything needed for the beginning of the school year.
“This donation is going to go a long way for our breakfast and nutrition program. Many of our students come to school and access the program in the mornings, and this allows us to purchase more supplies and nutritious meals that we can supply to our students. It’s going to make a big impact in our program.”
Families who attended the event were asked to make a donation of any amount in exchange for admission to the outdoor gathering.
By the time the evening had arrived, all tickets were sold out, and the community packed the Lloyd Mall’s parking lot.
Paterson added she was thankful for the generosity and group effort from the people at the event.
“We’re very fortunate here in Lloydminster. We have such an amazing community. It’s not a reach when we ask for community donations or input to come out to these events. They always come through for us, and we’re very grateful that the community looks after our students.”
Officials from Silverwood Toyota claim the turnout of the event in Lloydminster was the biggest of all the events held across the prairies.