Chittering’s Edmonds Reserve (Bindoon) came alive last Saturday for the Shire of Chittering’s annual youth event. This year the Muchea Youth Festival morphed into “Beats in the Park”. Over 200 children, youth and their families braved the un-seasonally cool day to participate in the free activities provided whilst listening to some ‘beats’, provided by in-demand DJ Aarom Wilson.
The event was planned, coordinated and managed by the Chittering Youth Krew. This group of 15 local young people ranging age from 10 to 18 years all worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone who came along to the event enjoyed themselves. The Shire of Chittering’s Community and Club Development Officer, Lisa Kay, said “I feel extremely privileged and proud of ‘the Krew’. This group of kids all came together on the day with bucket loads of enthusiasm and fulfilled their duties with smiles and the utmost respect for each other and their community. The event would not have been possible without them and they should all feel proud of what they achieved”.
Despite the blustery wind and light showers, those that attended had loads of fun on the monster water slide and water Zorb Balls. Much to the amusement of some, foamy monsters emerged from the Zorb Balls streaking through the Market Stalls! Having a hot shower on-site helped the courageous aqua-nuts to defrost along with a chillout (pardon the pun!) zone complete with bean bags, yummy food and hot drinks.
The event was made possible through funding from Lotterywest Community Events Grants, Road Safety Commission Event Grants, Bendigo Bank – Chittering Branch and Ace Electrical.
Special thank you’s go to Youth Krew members old and new, parents of Krew members, St John Ambulance crew, Ace Electrical staff and other volunteers who helped set up, worked through the day and assisted with packing up at the end of the event. The day would not have been possible without their assistance, helping hands are always greatly appreciated.
The parting message to everyone on the day was “don’t drive distracted…we want to see you at our next event”. Stay tuned on the Chittering Youth Krew Facebook Page for what we have planned next.
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