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L’Max Film Fest - ‘Gift of Warmth’ slated for this wkd

August 30, 2012

The fifth annual Lake Maxinkuckee Film Festi­val, “A Gift of Warmth,” will feature two nights of films and fun, beginning with a Friday night recep­tion for sponsors of the event. Included will be live music, dinner under the stars, and a film com­petition featuring Purdue and Notre Dame student film-makers, who will in­troduce their creations.

As announced in last week's Culver Citizen, Friday evening's activities have changed venues to Culver Academies' Eppley Auditorium, rather than the Uptown Cinema as in pre­vious years. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., guests will enjoy entertainment and dinner under the stars, and a large tent, in front of the auditorium.

Inside the auditorium, the student filmmakers' competition launched at last year's festival will be repeat­ed, with the addition of the work of a student from Notre Dame University, in addition to Purdue stu­dent works as featured last year. Each filmmaker will introduce his or her short film, after which attendees will vote for their favorite. Monetary prizes will be awarded for top choices.
Those interested in be­coming a sponsor may con­tact the offices of JMC En­gineering at 574-842-8830.

Saturday's Festivities begin at the Culver town park September 1 at 6 p.m., when live enter­tainment, carriage rides, clowns, and a picnic dinner will be available to all. The Culver Acad­emies band will open the festivities, followed by the Sentimental Jour­neys band, soprano Kathy Overmyer, and 50s rock sing­er Quentin Flagg. Once again, local organizations such as the Culver Lions Club and Antiquarian and His­torical Society of Culver will serve supper and des­sert.

As in years past, an outdoor feature film will be screened beginning at dusk with the hit musical film, "My Fair Lady," on a two-story screen in the park.

Admission to these events is a donation of new or lightly worn, clean items of winter wear for school age children, which will then be provided to stu­dents within the four-coun­ty Culver Community School district. Monetary donations are also gladly accepted and will be used to help families with their winter heating bills, ac­cording to Patty Stallings of the festival committee. For those unable to attend the festival, volunteers will accept contributions of clothing and money any­time after 4 p.m. Saturday, September 1 at the Lions Club train station-depot on Lake Shore Drive.

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