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Happy Valley Youth Council benefit from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' screening

Students from the Happy Valley Youth Council are busy gearing up for the city's first-ever Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Night. On Saturday, Aug, 10, the teens will run admission and snack shack sales and make sure moviegoers have what they need to enjoy the show.

The Happy Valley Youth Council is known for leading projects that have a significant impact on the community. Their initiatives include the Prescription Drug Turn-In event, teen driver safety, and suicide prevention awareness.

The group also travels to Salem for an annual Youth Summit and has even ventured to Washington, D.C., to participate in important legislative conversations.

Proceeds from the Drive-In Movie Night sales will help cover costs associated with the Youth Council's efforts throughout the year.

The Happy Valley Youth Council is a group of teen residents of the city helping organize the upcoming Drive-In Movie Night."Planning the Drive-In Movie event has been a lot of fun. We feel like we're helping bring an interesting event to the community and encouraging people to get a better understanding of what our Youth Council is all about," said Paige Martin, Happy Valley Youth Council chair.

COURTESY PHOTO - On Saturday, Aug. 10, this expansive field in Happy Valley will be transformed into a drive-in theater. Complete with a 40-foot screen, the locale will provide 200 vehicles a spot to enjoy a warm summer night.The featured film will be "Guardians of the Galaxy," a high-energy flick that follows five misfits as they band together to save the universe. East Happy Valley will play host to the event. An expansive field just off Hagen Road and 172nd Avenue will be transformed into the backdrop for the cinematic gathering. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with the film starting promptly at 8:30 p.m.

The City's Youth Council has partnered with the Happy Valley Business Alliance and presenting sponsor, Kona Ice of North Clackamas, to help produce the Pop-Up Drive-In Movie Night. If you would like to attend, be sure to purchase tickets online before they sell out. Cost is $20 per vehicle. Only 200 spots are available, so secure a place by getting tickets ahead of time. If spots remain, tickets will be sold at the event via cash only. Food and beverage vendors also will be on-site, and while attendees are permitted to bring their own refreshments, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited.

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit

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