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Operation Elf

Lisa Cummins, Staff Reporter - November 20, 2012

The annual holiday event, Operation ELF, is back again this year, offering children a fun night of various Christmas activities and giving parents a night off from cooking dinner. The event will take place in the Sue Lombard Dining Room on Dec. 8 from 3-7 p.m.

Children will have the chance to meet Santa, receive a gift and participate in numerous activities, including arts and crafts. There will also be a traditional turkey dinner served for all who attend.

Operation ELF is a holiday event for non-traditional students and their families. The cost for children under the age of 12 is $7, and children ages three and younger get in for free. Adult guests must pay $7.50 per person, and each must register separately.

Each child must be registered as a dependent of a Central Washington University student in order to receive a gift. Children who are not dependents of Central students must have a gift provided for them and delivered to the Center for Diversity and Social Justice Office in SURC room 250/253 by the registration deadline of November 30.

What constitutes a non-traditional student? Students who are 25 years old or older, are married or with a domestic partner, have children, or are a veteran are considered non-traditional. For any other questions on qualifications, visit

Don’t miss out on an evening of holiday entertainment and food. Remember to register as soon as possible in order to reserve a spot.

The registration deadline is November 30, and tickets must be purchased prior to that date. Pre-registration will take place online at Tickets are available online at

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