By Sara E. Martin, Army Flier Staff WriterAugust 2, 2012
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (August 2, 2012) -- As summer vacation dies down and school gears up, Picerne Military Housing offers its free Dive-In Theater at Bowden Terrace Community Center Aug. 10.
All Families living in post housing are invited to join in the fun at the pool as "The Muppets" starts between 7:30-8 p.m.
The pool will stay open until the movie finishes to allow residents the opportunity to get to know new neighbors and for children to play. Residents can watch the movie from the water or from one of the many lounge chairs at the pool.
The 20-by-11 screen ensures that Families will be able to see and hear over the sounds of playing children. Attendees will be checked against a resident roster at the front gate, said Brandon Masters, the communications manager at Picerne Military Housing on Fort Rucker.
Noodle floats are welcome as well as food and drink as long as attendees still abide by the posted pool deck rules.
Masters hopes residents take advantage of the opportunity to not only spend a pleasant evening with Family, but to also meet new people.
"It's an opportunity to improve the quality of life of our residents. We hope to bring more of a community-type spirit or atmosphere to the neighborhood and hopefully residents will meet new neighbors or someone down the street they might not ever have met," he said.
Picerne's mission to always put Families first is evident in its invite for parents to bring children of all ages. Free drinks and popsicles will be provided for attendees. Capacity is 250 people, and that is how many Masters hopes to see out there this year.
"It gives [residents] something extra to do on post without having to even leave the neighborhood. We're not just here building homes; we are building communities inside our neighborhoods," he said.
Picerne also hosts Woofstock in the spring, pool parties and ice cream socials throughout the summer, a fall festival, and milk and cookies with Santa at the end of the year.
Though Picerne is a Family-focused business, it is aware of its residents that do not have children.
As the population of single Soldiers and young couples without children grows, Picerne hopes to put together an event for adults only to enjoy.
For more information, call 503-3644.