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D-200 hosting premiere event for 'Free Birds'

Published: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 2:39 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – District 200 will host a family event surrounding the premiere of the movie "Free Birds."

The event kicks off at the Woodstock Theater on Sunday, Oct. 27, with a red carpet event at 10 a.m. followed by the premiere at 10:30 a.m.

Several family activities are scheduled on the Woodstock Square after the movie. The activities include pumpkin and scarecrow decorating, making cards for US troops, a canned food fundraiser for local food pantries, pardoning of a turkey by Mayor Brian Sager and school board President Paul Meyer, a turkey dance with the District 200 dance team and KISS FM, and a live auction at the gazebo, according to a news release from the district.

The events are scheduled to run until about 2 p.m. The Family Alliance Haunted House also will be in operation from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the release said.

"Free Birds" is an animated, Thanksgiving-themed movie featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for kids, and must be bought ahead of time at any District 200 school or the Administrative Services Center, 227 W. Judd St., Woodstock.

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