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Families flock to Fletcher Cove film night

SOLANA BEACH — Munching mostly on picnic dinners and pizza, while listening to music by Aloha Radio, hundreds of folks gathered at Fletcher Cove Park on Aug. 24 for the ninth annual Beach Blanket Movie Night. 

People began lining up nearly half an hour before the 6 p.m. event, hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission, that featured popcorn, ice cream, cookies, brownies and a raffle that included a Firewire surfboard and beach cruiser bicycle.

“Our local merchants were wonderful to donate all these items,” volunteer Peggy Walker said.

This year’s feature film was “Chasing Mavericks,” a 2012 movie about a young surfer’s quest to survive a mythic surf break off the Northern California coast.

Proceeds from the free event are used to fund Parks and Recreation projects and events.


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