Step up at the disco

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS - A blue light disco will be held in Broad­ford on Au­gust 11. Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son (front cen­tre) will be on hand to host the event with (back from left) coun­cil youth de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Shaanie Meyer, Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ryan Col­man and (fron

The spot­light will shine on lo­cal youth at a blue light disco in Broad­ford next month.

The event, for pri­mary and sec­ondary school-aged stu­dents, will have a UV theme, with those at­tend­ing en­cour­aged to wear white on the night.

The disco will be held on Au­gust 11 and will be run by lo­cal po­lice, the Mitchell FReeZA com­mit­tee, Mitchell Shire Coun­cil’s youth ser­vice team and vol­un­teers.

It will fea­ture mu­sic and a free slushy ma­chine, while hot dogs will be avail­able for pur­chase.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda San­der­son said re­cent blue light dis­cos in the shire had been great suc­cesses.

‘‘As well as pro­vid­ing our young com­mu­nity mem­bers with a night of fun and danc­ing, blue light dis­cos are re­ally valu­able crime pre­ven­tion ini­tia­tives and help kids en­gage with po­lice,’’ she said.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ryan Col­man said blue light dis­cos were great ways for po­lice to get to know young mem­bers of the com­mu­nity bet­ter.

‘‘They are great op­por­tu­ni­ties for the kids to have a good time in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment, and at the same time see that po­lice are just nor­mal peo­ple and that we’re here to help,’’ he said.

The blue light disco is on Au­gust 11 at the Broad­ford Shire Hall from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm (pri­mary school) and 8 pm to 10 pm (sec­ondary school). En­try is $6. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lead­ing Se­nior Con­sta­ble Jane Marks on 5735 0205 or coun­cil’s youth de­vel­op­ment team on 5734 6200.

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