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    GETTING ORGANISED: From left, Grampians Young Events team members Alanis Williams, Annie Smethurst and Jess Ledder prepare for a youth disco on Friday night.

Heroes, villains at youth disco

A youth disco featuring ‘villains, heroes and energetic young people’ headlines the first event of a newly formed Grampians Young Events team. 

The team formed in July under a FReeZa banner in Northern Grampians Shire and has been enthusiastically preparing for its inaugural event. 

The Heroes and Villains Disco will be a safe, supported and alcohol and drug-free event open to young people aged 25 and under at Stawell Town Hall from 7pm to 10pm on Friday.

Grampians Young Events member Alanis Williams said the Heroes and Villains Disco was a key part of the weekend’s Stawell Performing Arts Fest.



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“We really want other young people to join us and have some fun, and even dress up if they want,” she said. Young people from across Northern Grampians Shire made the most of a chance to discuss opportunities for new events and assess existing events in Stawell, Halls Gap, St Arnaud, Great Western and Navarre at a ‘Gathering’ in July.  

After brainstorming, the group decided on activities it wanted to run as part of FReeZa, and how it could turn ideas into reality. 

FReeZa co-ordinator Melissa Mair said the Grampians Young Events youth committee was made up of four ‘extremely’ enthusiastic young people.

“With the assistance of Stawell Performing Arts Company, Stawell Neighbourhood House and Grampians Community Health we organise FReeZa events for youth, give the group the basis and resources to create new events and engage other young people in the shire,” she said.

Annie Smethurst, also a Grampians Young Events member, said there would be many prizes up for grabs during the disco in categories including costumes, dancing and enthusiasm.

“So, bring your friends and dance your heart out to some epic tunes form our DJ,” she said.

“We look forward to seeing you there – and if you are interested in volunteering at events or joining our committee seek us out.”

Ms Mair said she hoped to see more young people get involved in the group and be part of this ‘wonderful and energetic project’. 

She said interested young people can find out more by calling 0490 048 797.

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