Hickory – The Community Relations Council (CRC) is hosting the annual Family Movie Night, which supports PORCH (People Offering Relief from Community Hunger).

The mission of the CRC is to promote positive relationships within the community through dialogue, education, programs and resources.  The Family Movie Night annual event does just that by bringing the community together for this event, but, in addition, the event allows the community and the members of the commission to support a great organization and those in need by bringing can goods as an entrance fee.

“The CRC annual Family Movie Night not only supports a great cause and need in the community, but it is also a great time for families to come together and enjoy a night at the movies,” said Chief Thurman Whisnant, CRC staff liaison.  “The CRC is delighted to partner with PORCH for this event.”

This year, the Family Movie Night is on Thursday, October 20, at the Carolina Theatre in Downtown Hickory.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies start at 7 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, as the first 425 will be seated and the first 300 people will receive a free popcorn voucher.  The movies being shown include It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Alvin and the Chipmunks Halloween Collection.  The admission price is a donation of two cans of food, which will be donated to PORCH to be distributed to those in need in the Hickory area.

While the admission price is two cans of food, the CRC will gladly accept additional canned goods, as well as cereal, rice, macaroni, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti, and spaghetti sauce.

For more information, please call staff liaison, Chief Thurman Whisnant, at the City of Hickory Police Department, at (828) 261-2696 or email twhisnant@hickorync.gov.