Schoolies volunteers thanked
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.