“Supper and a Classic Movie,” a fundraiser for Samaritan House Homeless Family Shelter, will be at Atonement Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall in Newport on Thursday, May 21. A supper of soup, bread, and cookies will be at 5:45, followed by the film. There will be no charge for the event, but attendees are encouraged to make a donation to Samaritan House.
The title of the film can’t be revealed due to licensing requirements, but it is one of the popular “screwball” comedies of the 1930s. The film stars Carole Lombard as a wealthy young woman and William Powell as her “butler in disguise.” Because of its sharp social commentary, the Library of Congress has assigned the film to the National Film Registry. In addition, it was nominated for six Academy Awards.
Children are welcome to attend the event, but must remain with their parents as no child care is available that evening.
Sponsors for the event include Thrivent Financial, Atonement Lutheran Church, and Samaritan House executive board members. Samaritan House, Inc. is an independent 501c(3) charitable organization based in Lincoln County. The programs of Samaritan House have developed from an emergency overnight shelter to a full program of shelter and transitional housing with classes on parenting and nutrition, employment guidance, budgeting and renter education, and general counseling.
Additional fund-raising activities for Samaritan House include First Wednesday Dine-Outs supported by local restaurants as well as the annual Secret Garden Tour and Gala Dinner. Further information about Samaritan House programs and donation opportunities is available on its website, www.samfamshelter.org.
[Suggested caption: “Classic Movie May 21 at Atonement Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall”]