Courtesy of "Instant Family" is showing at Friday, May 24, at Ritter Park.

HUNTINGTON - In honor of National Foster Care Month the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is joining hands with Mission West Virginia, United Bank, and New Huntington Church to host "Instant Family" Movie Night in Ritter Park Friday, May 24, in Shelter No. 2.

Mission West Virginia changes the lives of youth and families. They promote positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating community connections.

Mission West Virginia wants to provide every child with a loving family and the knowledge to make positive choices for a healthier life.

Their organizations are partnering to raise awareness for those in dire need of foster parents in West Virginia. This free family fun event will include inflatables, concessions, and information on how to become a foster parent. The fun starts at 6 p.m. while the movie "Instant Family" will be shown at dark.

Currently approximately 500 children are in foster care in just Cabell County, be on the lookout for a dramatic visual display of that number in the grassy area of Ritter Park.

Note for parents: Instant Family is rated PG-13 for "thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references."

For more information contact Development & Recreation Manager, Lauren Carte at or call 304.696.5954 or Kylee Hassan Mission West Virginia Communications Outreach Director at or call 304-562-0723.


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