Layups for Lucy’s Drive-In Movie Night Upcoming on November 28
Layups for Lucy is going off-court this year, treating our Neshannock Lancer community to a socially distanced drive-in movie night on November 28th at 6:30 PM. To get every single cotton-headed ninny-muggins in the holiday spirit, the event will project Elf (2003, rated PG) on two drive-in movie screens set up at the back of the school, with audio broadcast through each car’s radio. Tickets–click here to purchase one–cost $10 per carload, and they include one bag of popcorn–per car–generously donated by Westgate Cinemas.
For the last 7 years, the Beal Family’s non-profit–Layups for Lucy–raised over $130,000 for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The event honors the memory of Lucy Beal, who passed away from congenital heart disease in 2009, when she was just 11 months old. Layups for Lucy has grown into a community institution, an event that brings the Lancer Community together for a good cause and a great time. This year will continue the tradition.
Junior Eliza Beal discussed the event with our newspaper staff. “We wanted to think of a way to keep everyone safe, but we wanted to still do something to raise money and keep our event alive,” Beal told us, about the initial thought process behind the drive-in movie concept. “We thought of this idea, that we could do a drive-in movie just to kick off the holiday season. And, we’d be able to keep everyone in their car and socially distanced. We knew it would be fun and something for families to do at the beginning of the holidays.”
Though this is a new event style for Layups for Lucy, many of the aspects folks anticipate will appear at the event. In addition to the popcorn, a food truck from Chik-Fil-A will sell additional concessions. Each year, participants and spectators look forward to the raffle baskets. “We usually do many raffle baskets,” Beal explained. “This year, we are streamlining it into one big raffle basket that will be Elf themed. Gretchen Sink, who designs our baskets, is putting everything in one big wagon. We normally also offer a chance to win Chik-Fil-A for a year. We’re still doing that.”
In addition to the food and potential prizes, a fireworks display will crown the evening. Beal also hinted at some “special surprises” that should delight all of this year’s moviegoers, young and old.