Community volunteer Nikki Landrum is one who believes a fun time is what you make it, particularly when it comes to Halloween.
Although Halloween 2020 will be wildly different for many in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, which could be deemed a nightmare in and of itself, that doesn’t mean all celebratory hope is lost.
In an effort to inspire some of that hope, Landrum is hosting a community Halloween Drive-In Movie set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Schelben Park. Gates will open at 5:45 p.m.
“Drive-in movies were popular back in the day and I have never had the experience of going to a drive-in movie,” she shared. “I’m sure there are others in the community who haven’t experienced it either.”
She said the drive-in movie event is a way for the entire family to get out of the house, sit in the privacy of their own cars and enjoy a movie.
Showing at the drive-in movie will be the 2003 film, “Haunted Mansion,” starring Eddie Murphy.
Tickets cost $5 per person and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com/e/123880637321.
Each child in attendance will receive a Halloween bag filled with treats and goodies.
“COVID-19 has cancelled a lot of our annually scheduled events for the kids and their families. As an active member of the community, I feel that it is our job to be creative and still offer fun, but safe things for the entire family to do,” Landrum pointed out. “This pandemic happens to be a great time to introduce drive-in movies to the community.”
Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to this event can contact Landrum at 662-347-3308 for details.
An RSVP is required so drive-in volunteer workers are able to track the number of vehicles and ensure proper social distancing and protocols.
Because it is a socially distanced event, all participants will be asked to follow these guidelines:
n All guests must stay in cars at all times unless directed to get out for concession;
n Those who exit their vehicles must wear a mask; and
n Restrooms will be available at Max and Erma’s restaurant.