Special Events

Film on grain entrapment to be shown here

Newman Grove FFA, along with Farmers Pride Cooperative and EBM Construction, will be hosting a screening of the independent film, SILO at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Gateway Theater in Albion.
SILO is the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment; a possible tragedy agricultural communities face every day.
Inspired by true events, SILO tells the story of Cody Rose, an 18-year-old who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small American farm town. As grain turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
Representatives from Farmers Pride and EBM Construction will be available to discuss grain bin safety measures, and members of the Newman Grove and Petersburg Fire Departments will display some of their equipment used in grain entrapment rescue.
There will be no admission charge. However, free-will donations will be accepted and divided between the Newman Grove and Petersburg Fire Departments. Seating is limited to 250 people, and this film is not recommended for children under the age of 10 due to the mature content of an entrapment scene.