A Fort Scott woman, who cooks at a local restaurant for a living, has paid for a movie for the community at Fort Cinema, 224 W. 18th.
On January 7 at 2 p.m. there will be a free showing of Puss in Boots The Last Wish hosted by this woman, who wishes to remain anonymous.
“This is Christmas present to the community,” Terri Belcher Turner, her cousin, said. “The first 95 people will get to enjoy the movie, free of charge. The concessions stand will be open. There was a scheduling issue before Christmas, so now it is the Saturday after the holidays.”
Turner sent an email to fortscott.biz with the story.
“I know the donor and want everyone to know she is a life-long Fort Scott resident with a love for her town and the families in it,” Turner said. “She works regular jobs and struggles like the rest of us but wanted to give families a chance for an afternoon out that they normally couldn’t afford. I hate I am 500 miles away and can’t be there to help promote this generous act.” Turner lives in St. Paul, MN.
“She is someone that cares and really doesn’t have the extra but wants to make a difference,” Turner said. “I’m just wishing I could be there and could help get other people or companies involved because this could help the community and be an ongoing thing on spring break, summer break anytime through out the year.”
“I’m wondering if anyone would like to step forward and pay for the concessions,” Turner said.
The donor paid close to $200 for renting the theater for this free event to the community.
“This is something for a family to do together, but because of the cost, can’t go to a theater anymore,” Turner said.