Schoolies vol­un­teers thanked

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

A TO­TAL of 2180 reg­is­tered Schoolies were in the Whit­sun­days to cel­e­brate their grad­u­a­tion - and the lo­cal schoolies ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee have hailed the event a suc­cess.

Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil mayor Jenny Whit­ney said the suc­cess of pro­gram was made pos­si­ble by the team of peo­ple be­hind the scenes.

“Schoolies in Air­lie Beach is a high­light for young peo­ple and each year vol­un­teers and lo­cal busi­nesses come to­gether to help de­liver a struc­tured, fun and safe pro­gram,” she said.

“Schoolies this year were very re­spon­sive to the key safety mes­sages that we pro­moted in the lead up to Schoolies which aims at en­cour­ag­ing youths to be safe and watch out for their mates.”

Mayor Whit­ney con­grat­u­lated the schoolies ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee and the com­mu­nity for their sup­port in pro­vid­ing a suc­cess­ful Schoolies Safety Re­sponse Pro­gram for young peo­ple from within Queens­land and in­ter­state.

She also ac­knowl­edged the grant fund­ing pro­vided by the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ties.

An of­fi­cial func­tion to thank all Schoolies vol­un­teers was held at the Fat Frog Cafe at Can­non­vale Beach on Tues­day night.

SCHOOLIES SUC­CESS: Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil Schoolies vol­un­teer Pa­tri­cia Jago, Youth Ser­vices Of­fi­cer Anna Smith, Mayor Jenny Whit­ney, Coun­cil­lor Jan Clif­ford and El­iz­a­beth Youd were pleased Schoolies en­joyed the new ac­tiv­i­ties this year.

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