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Actor attending movie showing as fundraiser for children

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BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

The Melba Theater announced Tuesday that they will be hosting a special showing of the movie The Santa Clause for a good cause.

The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranch in Batesville explained Thursday that their event at the Melba will be to help give their kids a normal Christmas.

Judge Reinhold, who plays Dr. Neil Miller in the movie, will be at the event for signings and a question and answer session.

Nancy Weaver, the CEO of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, said Reinhold has been a friend of the group for a few years now.

They give children who come from bad homes a safe place to live and teach them to work with some of the cattle.

Weaver said Reinhold came up with Sunday’s event.

They want to make sure the 30 kids living at the ranch are able to enjoy the Christmas holiday just like any other kid in America.

“We have kids that come here and say they haven't had Christmas gifts in years,” Weaver said. “We make sure Christmas is a time of warmth and of love and inclusion. It's not all about getting presents but we want to give them presents that are meaningful.”

Weaver said they want to use the money raised not only for those presents but for Christmas dinner and maybe a trip to see Christmas lights.

The Santa Clause showing with Judge Reinhold begins at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The event costs $5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at melbatheater.org.

The organization is also asking for a monetary donation or an unwrapped gift for children 6 to 18 years old.

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