The New Year

It has been an amazing year for Landon’s Lookout! Since opening its doors in January 2010, so many events have occurred and it can only get better in the next year.

To celebrate our opening, we hosted an ‘Open Mic’ night for Livingston’s youth.  We had over 50 visitors that night.  It was full of talented youth singing and playing acoustic guitars.  Thanks to Ashly Holland, we had a fun and exciting opening.

As the year progressed, we saw several more Open Mic nights that expanded beyond music to poetry and stand up comedy.  Additionally, we hosted a few pizza parties, Wii Wednesdays, and an ice cream social. 

One of the major events of the year was Landon’s Lookout Film Festival.  We had four films submitted for judging and some delicious movie popcorn.  Three community members were generous enough to donate their time to help judge for the event.  The first judge was Monica Dahl, a former Park High School student who now attends Columbia University and is a film major.  The second was Robert Storey, who has several years of experience as a filmmaker.  And the last judge was Bob Ebinger, also a career filmmaker.  All three judges provided fantastic insight for the future filmmakers who attended the festival.  We hope to have even more films submitted this year!

Throughout the summer, Landon’s Lookout set up a booth at Livingston’s Farmer’s Market to remind the community to vote for the grant the Lookout was trying to win through the Pepsi Refresh Project.  After many months of voting and community support, Landon’s Lookout finally received the grant for $5000 in September.  Thank you to all who voted.  We won because of all of you!

Once the school year started, we were in full swing after a tame summer.  We continue to have a full house with students playing on the Wii, the air hockey table, the foosball table, or on the computer.  Landon’s Lookout hosted a back to school party and had delicious treats for all the students.  During the holiday season, the Lookout remained open for the Christmas Stroll to help the strollers defrost after being outside in the cold.

In upcoming news, the Lookout will host a skate night at Livingston’s Civic Center in honor of our one year anniversary: on January 28, 2011.  There will be skates available to rent for ($3) along with concessions.  To celebrate, we will be having karaoke for those daring youth wanting to exercise their golden pipes. 
If you have any questions about upcoming events at Landon’s Lookout, please call 223-9017, email us at landonslookout@yahoo.com, or find us on Facebook.

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