|Title:||Red Tails Experience|
|Date:||January 21, 2012|
|Start Time:||11:00 AM|
|End Time:||3:00 PM|
|Description:||Must be registered with the Parks and Recreation Department by Thursday, January 20 at 5 PM.|
|Address:||Westside Park Gymnasium|
445 SW 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
|Location:||Westside Park Gymnasium, 445 SW 2nd Street. The city will provide transportation to and from Paragon Theaters located at the Deerfield Mall.|
|Hours:||Meet at 11 AM at the Westside Park Gymnasium, 445 SW 2nd Street|
|Red Tails Experience offers Deerfield Beach youth an unforgettable history lesson On Saturday, January 21, Deerfield Beach teens are invited to participate in a special viewing of the George Lucas film Red Tails, a true story about the struggles and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American U.S. service members during World War II.|
District 2 Commissioner Ben Preston, who originally brought the idea to city staff, would like to see kids citywide participate in this opportunity. “This movie is about one aspect of the American experience,” says Preston. “I want to give kids from across the city a chance to come together to learn about this inspiring story, and to share their own experiences with me and their peers.” Commissioner Preston will address participants before attending the movie with them. He will also announce the details of an essay contest for those attending.
The outing will run from 11 AM-3 PM, and will include admission to the theater, popcorn and soda, and a pizza lunch. Those attending must meet at 11 AM at the Westside Park Gymnasium, 445 SW 2nd Street. From there, the city will provide transportation to the Paragon Deerfield 8 Theaters located at the Deerfield Mall.
There is no cost for the Red Tails Experience, but space is limited to the first 120 kids to register. To attend, a teen must be a Deerfield Beach resident between the ages of 13-17. Participants must preregister with the Parks and Recreation Department by Thursday, January 20 at 5 PM. For more information, call 954-426-6898 or email web.parks@Deerfield-Beach.com.