Bus boosts numbers for Bluelight disco
BLUE Light discos are back on the calendar in Blackbutt in conjunction with the Yarraman events and they have been drawing big crowds.
A huge 115 children turned up at the Memorial Hall for the first event in Blackbutt in May, followed by 90 children attending the Yarraman Town Hall event last month.
Blue Light Disco Association president Linda Smith said bussing kids to the events was part of the reason behind the success, and a grant from power station operator Stanwell helped them do it.
"Support from Stanwell allows us to provide more to the children of the community, including recent event prizes, games vouchers and ongoing support to school members for Yarraman State School Relay For Life sponsorship, along with assistance with the purchase of a new refrigerator for the Yarraman Town Hall Committee," Ms Smith said.
"We are also now able to fund a bus to bring children in from the surrounding smaller communities to enhance their social interaction with other
youth in the area."
Stanwell donated $2000 to the committee of volunteers that makes the children's events possible.
Blackbutt Police officer- in-charge Sergeant Alan Gerrard said the first of the new discos went down a treat with the kids.
"Bluelight Disco events provide a safe, police- supervised, alcohol and drug-free event for the youth of our communities," he said.
"Through the continued support we receive we can build on the current activities and improve our service to the community."
- The next Blackbutt Bluelight Disco will be held on Friday, August 21.
- Yarraman will hold another disco towards the end of the school term.