Wet, Wild, and Wonderful: Families Enjoy ‘Dive-in Movie’ at Lions Center

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Guests enjoying their time in the pool at the 2nd Annual Dive-In Movie on Sunday evening.
Swimmers enjoy their time in the pool at Brawley Lions Center’s second Annual Dive-In Movie Sunday evening.

BRAWLEY — Mirthful swimmers filled the Lions Center swimming pool waiting for the Brawley Parks and Recreation’s second annual Dive-In Movie to begin Sunday evening.

“The overall goal for this event is for the children of Brawley to have fun and enjoy a pre-Fourth of July,” explained Rusty Garcia, a member of the Brawley Parks & Recreation. “Kids could enjoy a free swim, a free hot dog, and a free drink. We just want the kids to have fun.”

Organized by the Brawley Parks & Recreation commission, the swim and movie night proved to be a success. Plenty of guests filled the Lions Center pool, enjoying a safe place to cool off during the hot 4th of July weekend.

“This is actually our second year,” said Garcia. “We were excited with last year, so that’s why we decided to do it again. We expected around 200 last year, and I think we got well over 300, so we’re hoping for that this year.”

The city provided free hot dogs and drinks for family enjoyment. Live music added a special touch to the night as guests swam and played. Once the sun went down,  the movie “Zootopia” was projected onto a large inflatable screen for guests to watch from the pool or poolside.

“It’s pretty much the same as last year. Why ruin a good thing?” commented Garcia. “It worked very well last year, so we’ve decided to keep it as is. I’d like to thank not only the Brawley Recreation commission, but we had other people help out like the Anthony Garcia Foundation and other people who volunteered as well.”

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