Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect plans due to expected thunderstorms this evening.
The Downtown Aiken Community Movie Night is still on for tonight at 7 p.m.; however, because of impending thunderstorms, the event will take place at the gymnasium at Mead Hall's Aiken Prep Campus. For more information, call the ADDA office at 803-649-2221.
Spring Break might be over, but the Aiken Downtown Development Association is making sure the community can still have some fun.
Games will be played, giant bubbles will be blown and a movie will be shown.
Jessica Webb came to Aiken to Atlanta to start up the company Bubble Celebrations. Now, she said she's excited to come back home to show off what she and friends can do.
Sure, the main attraction might be the car-sized bubbles, but she interacts with the kids in other ways. Games like red light, green light and freeze dance and limbo will be played before the bubbles are taken out.
Then she, and oftentimes the deejay and manager Alex Cole, will whip out the specially made wands and make the enormous bubbles. Of course, the kids aren't left out. They will be handed their own wands to join in the fun.
Webb said that this took a lot of trial and error, even once having “her apartment turn into a bubble lab.”
After the bubbles are put away, the night's motion picture – “The Greening of Whitney Brown" will be shown.
The 2011 flick starts with teenager Whitney Brown, played by Sammi Hanratty, moving to the country, where she feels completely out of her element. She befriends a horse and learns that “her family is her home,” according to Internet Movie Database.
The evening starts at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 803-649-2221 or visit www.downtownaiken.com.
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