Family Fun Day coming up

Teisha Pocock, Annabelle Johnson, Tegan Zveglic, Sahara Webb, Harry Johnson, Lily Pellow and Nikita Barnes from GTM Music Studios.
Teisha Pocock, Annabelle Johnson, Tegan Zveglic, Sahara Webb, Harry Johnson, Lily Pellow and Nikita Barnes from GTM Music Studios.

The people behind the push for a PCYC in Beaudesert will host a Family Fun Day in Jubilee Park to raise awareness and funds for the project.

The Youth and Community Centre (YACC) is organising the free entry event, which will go from 10am to 2pm, 23 October.

PCYC push continues

Annabelle Johnson, 16, is among local youth looking forward to a fun day out in Jubilee Park at the Family Fun Day on 23 October.

The talented local singer and her peers will perform with GTM Studios at the event, which the Youth and Community Centre (YACC) is holding to keep up community awareness and engagement in their push for a Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Beaudesert.

There will be food vans and games, entertainment and activities, colourful displays and stalls from the likes of local party shop All Blown Up.

The PCYC Queensland Emergency Services Cadets will be there, as well as local service clubs like Lions and Zonta. Beaudesert State High School will have a presence and Murray Dover from Dover and Sons will bring along an all-terrain vehicle, like the one YACC plans to buy.

Annabelle said she looked forward to being part of the Family Fun Day.

“It’s exciting because kids and teenagers in Beaudesert don’t really get much to do, so this Family Fun Day will give us the opportunity to hang out and have some fun,” she said.

“(A PCYC) would be good, because if my friends and I want to do something, we have to go into the city or Browns Plains, so something like that here would be good for Beaudesert.”

Alice Warby from the YACC Fundraising Committee said the event will be as much about connecting with the community and raising awareness as it will be about raising money.

“We haven’t got an actual building yet, but we’ve got community support, we’re here still working away at it, and we want to keep it in the front of everyone’s mind,” she said.

“It’ll be free entry, no pressure, and all about locals supporting locals.”

In what was claimed as a win for community advocacy, Council committed in July to supporting the establishment of a PCYC in Beaudesert.

At its 5 July Ordinary Meeting, Council agreed to secure Council-owned or controlled land on which to base a community hub for sport and recreation facilities, youth support and community services. It came via a community-led campaign started by Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce in September 2020, which then incorporated as YACC in June 2021.

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