Drop-in centre for local kids
KIDS throughout the Mundubbera region will be flocking to stop at the Drop-In these summer holidays.
Enthusiastic members of the community have banded together to create the Mundubbera Drop-In, which will open on December 15.
The Mundubbera Drop-In will be launched with a free barbecue, sports and games and will run until school resumes in January.
The youth program is the first of its kind in the town and will allow kids to play games, watch movies and play sport, as well as educational programs in a safe, fun and free environment at Archer Park.
Organiser David Maynard said the centre had been needed in the town for a long time.
“Anytime of the day or the weekend, you can see kids just hanging around downtown doing nothing,” he said.
“When they have nothing to do they get bored and end up getting in trouble.
“We want to try and stop as much crime and boredom for the kids in town.”
Mr Maynard said children misbehaved when they had no activities to do outside of school and the drop-in would help fix that problem.
“There’s nothing for them to do, if we can get them playing footy, cricket and socialising, it’d be great for them.
“Mundubbera Bakery will be donating cakes too.”
Activities will be available to children aged between five and 17, and will include touch football, movie nights, pool, table tennis, healthy eating programs and more.
But Mr Maynard needs more adults to offer their time to help supervise.
“I still need more adults, because the ratio will be 12 kids to one adult with a blue card,” he said.
“To rotate the days, we need as many blue card holders as we can get to help make this town a better place for kids.”
Mr Maynard said the interest had been overwhelming.
“In just one day, I had over 100 people on Facebook who have signed on to say it is a worthy cause,” he said.
“Everyone I have spoken to has said how it is needed in the town and it’s proof that when we get this up and running, it will help the town.”
■ If you are interested in being part of the Mundubbera Drop-In these school holidays and you have a blue card contact 0487 933 942.
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GAMEON: Mundubbera Drop-In organiserDavidMaynardis appealing to adults withblue cards to help during the summer holidays youth program.