The first outdoor family film night at Scandia will be held Saturday, June 16, at Scandia Community Center pavilion. There will be a bonfire at 8 p.m. followed by the film at 9 p.m. "Forever Wild" is a 60-min. documentary narrated by Robert Redford capturing the glory of undeveloped, wild places and the passionate tales of America's modern wilderness volunteers who have spent countless hours working to ensure that wild places are preserved for generations to come under the Wilderness Act of 1964. In Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana and New Hampshire, these are tales of vision and dedication by Americans who work to preserve a legacy of wilderness.
Elk Township Historical Society is organizing this event to help raise awareness around their efforts to have designated by Congress the proposed Scandia National Recreation Area and proposed Cornplanter Wilderness Area, both of which lie within Elk Township. Kirk Johnson of Friends of Allegheny Wilderness (www.pawild.org) will be available for questions.
Bring friends and family and lawn chairs or a blanket and snacks. Lemonade and fresh popped popcorn will be served. Everyone is welcome to this first outdoor event of the season.