Teen coalition bringing ‘Elf’ to big screen

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The What Up Wit Dat? Teen Coalition will ring in the holidays Dec. 7 with a drive-in showing of “Elf.”

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7 p.m. Dec. 7 – “Elf” will be shown in the parking lot at the Outlets at Vicksburg; $10 per car, no matter how many people.

11 p.m.- 5 a.m. Nov. 27 –  Snacks, Fatal Vision Wii, Wii and Wii Fit raffle at 5 a.m.; tickets: $3, or 2 for $5; outside Rue 21 store at Outlets at Vicksburg.

The movie will be shown on a large screen in the parking lot at the Outlets at Vicksburg. Audio will be broadcast through a radio station.

“The teen coalition needed to raise funds for conferences they want to attend for future activities,” said Patty Mekus, the director of Drug Free Communities, which oversees What Up Wit Dat?. “I told them I was not buying chocolate or wrapping paper from anyone else, so they needed to get creative on ways to include the community and raise some funds. This is what we decided to do.”

“Elf,” rated PG, first hit movie theaters in 2003 and stars comedian Will Ferrell. In it, Ferrell plays an elf who leaves the North Pole and heads for the United States in search of his true identity.

Admission is $10 per car, no matter how many occupants. Local churches and clubs are expected to set up concession stands for the event.

What Up Wit Dat? was established five years ago and has about 40 members. The group promotes a drug- and alcohol-free environment.


Contact Megan Holland at mholland@vicksburgpost.com