14 July 2017
The spotlight will shine on Mitchell Shire’s 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.
Run by local police, the Mitchell FReeZA committee, Mitchell Shire Council’s Youth Service team and volunteers, the disco will feature music, a free slushy machine and hot dogs available for purchase.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said recent Blue Light Discos in the shire had been great successes.
“The last two Blue Light Discos in Kilmore and Wallan were really well attended and everyone who came along had a lot of fun,” Cr Sanderson said.
“The Blue Light Disco initiative has been going for over 40 years now, with over 30,000 young people across Victoria attending an event each year.
“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.”
Senior Constable Ryan Colman said Blue Light Discos were great ways for police to get to know young members of the community better.
“Blue Light Discos provide an opportunity for us to teach young people about police and the role we play in the community,” Senior Constable Colman said.
“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.”
The Broadford Blue Light Disco is on Friday 11 August at Broadford Shire Hall from 5.30-7.30pm (primary school) and 8-10pm (secondary school). Entry is $6.
For more information, please contact Leading Senior Constable Jane Marks on (03) 5735 0205 or Council’s Youth Development team on (03) 5734 6200.