Free Movie at Gunn Park This Saturday

The Josh Jones family: with wife Karen and daughters Madi and Taylor, and son, David.  Submitted photo.

Josh Jones believes Fort Scott is full of wonderful people and he enjoys giving back to his community, he said.

This Saturday, Sept. 26 Jones is sponsoring a movie night at shelter house #5 in Gunn Park.

Gunn Park

“This is just a simple way for me to give back to the community and our children,” Jones said. “I want to encourage citizens that have ideas to reach out to local governments or even myself to put those ideas into action. We don’t always need large projects to make a difference and sometimes even the smallest idea or act can change someone’s thoughts about Bourbon County. Fort Scott’s greatest asset is the pride our community has and we have an opportunity to make Fort Scott stand out because of that pride.”

The movie will be outside at shelter house #5, near the camping area of Gunn Park.

“Masks are recommended if in close contact but since it is outdoors there is plenty of room for social distancing,” Jones said. “Bring chairs, blankets or anything that would be comfortable to sit on.”

There is a $10 camping fee, on a first-come first-served basis, if a family is interested in camping at the park. One can make payment at the kiosk at the entrance to the camping spaces, according to a spokesman for the City of Fort Scott.

The Butcher Block, a local butcher,  will start selling hamburger meals for $5 and hot dog meals for $4 starting around 7 pm.
The movie, Sgt. Stubby starts at 7:30 p.m.
The storyline of St. Stubby is in World War I, when a U.S. Army Infantry Division serviceman has a little dog with a stubby tail wander into his camp. The man, Robert Conroy, gives the dog a name and takes him on an adventure into the war. It is based on a true story. The full story of Sgt. Stubby can be viewed at the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes at the corner of Wall and Main Street in downtown Fort Scott.

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