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At the drive-in

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Juanita Wood of Alexandria helped her grandson, Beckett Wood, decorate his car. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)2 / 4
Children sat in cars they built from cardboard boxes as they watched a movie at the Douglas County Library last Wednesday. (Lowell Anderson/Echo Press)3 / 4
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A group of children aged 1 to 4 experienced their first drive-in movie last Wednesday.

Kind of.

The Douglas County Library hosted a Toddler Drive-In Movie event that gave kids an opportunity to have some creative fun.

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With help from parents or grandparents, the children turned ordinary cardboard boxes into personalized vehicles, using paper plates for steering wheels and tires, and bright yellow circles for headlights.

After they finished decorating their cars with colorful touches, adding stickers, cut-outs and their names to the boxes, they watched a short movie, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

Then, just like a real drive-in, they left with their cars, proudly taking them home.

The event took place in the morning at the Douglas County Library meeting room.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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