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Residents Enjoy Movies Under the Stars with 'Yogi Bear'

Post Date:07/17/2017 12:06 AM

Residents took in the great outdoors at Prien Lake Park on Friday night while enjoying the antics of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo in the live action/computer animated comedy, “Yogi Bear.” 

View the slideshow HERE.

It was all a part of Calcasieu Parish Parks and Recreation Department's celebration of July as Parks and Recreation Month with two special “Movies Under the Stars” events. 

The theme of this year’s National Parks and Recreation Month - “Get Your Play on” – is a reminder to residents of the importance of play and exercise and how much local parks have to offer the community.

The next Movies Under the Stars event is on July 14. Find out what happens when the clueless and accident-prone Ernest P. Worrell takes a job as a fix-it man at a summer camp for troubled boys in the 1987 classic “Ernest Goes to Camp.” This juvenile slapstick comedy chronicles Ernest’s campaign to get promoted to camp counselor. Along the way, he ends up causing all kinds of comical chaos but in the end, he winds up helping many of the campers (Rated PG).

The show starts at sundown - close to 8 p.m. - but get there early to get a good seat.

Residents are also encouraged to take selfies at the events and post them to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury’s Facebook Page or on Twitter.

In addition, the National Recreation and Park Association is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly.

 For a list of Calcasieu Parish’s parks, click HERE.