I’ve always had a love of bringing people together and I’ve organised many events and functions in the past
CALLING all Echuca teenagers of the 1980s.
It’s time to restyle your perms, don your Levi jeans and get those vocal cords ready for American Pie because the Echuca 80’s Teen Reunion is on this weekend.
Organiser Suzy Farley has been tirelessly working on this year’s event since last year’s wrapped up. This year, the reunion promises to be bigger and better.
"I was reminiscing about the good ol’ days when we as teens and early 20s would all meet up for Christmas Eve drinks,’’ Suzy said.
‘‘We didn’t have to worry about organising it, you’d just turn up and everyone would be there and it was without doubt the best night of the year.
‘‘I’ve always had a love of bringing people together and I’ve organised many events and functions in the past. So I decided to create a page to reunite all of the Echuca ’80s Teens plus ‘adopted locals’ as I put it.
‘‘The reaction has been fantastic. With the page itself, people have mentioned they are reconnecting with those they have not seen or heard from in many years.
‘‘Then the reunion gives them that chance to meet in person.’’
This year, with the assistance of fellow Echuca ’80s teen Dean Oberin the reunion will be held at The American Hotel on December 1. Starting at 7pm until 2am, the whole top deck of The American will be cordoned off for the event.
There will be free entry for all Echuca ’80s teens with the legendary Mick Harris. Happy Hour will include classic 1980’s drinks at ’80s prices with $2 beer, wine and sparkling and $5 slushies.
Alley Cat and Glen McBride will hit the decks, DJing hits only from the ’ 70s and ’80s all night long.
On the large screens through The American will be a slideshow of photos sent in by people included in the Echuca ’80s Facebook group.
For those attending, access is only through Heygarth Street.
If you’re missing the day where Madonna, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston dominated the airwaves, where grabbing a Sunnyboy and heading to the Rive after school was your daily routine, mobile phones weren’t glued to ears and all the girl’s (and boy’s) just wanted to have fun, then head on down to The American Hotel on Saturday night, fill in a name tag, grab your memento wristband, take full advantage of the Happy Hour and laugh, chat and sing with all your past and present friends.
For more information, join the facebook group at: facebook.com/ groups/1743678149234547/.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST: This flashback photo shows a bunch of teenagers in the twin towns during the 1980s and now they are going to do it all again.