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Biggest crowd at kids’ disco

BLUE LIGHT ROCKIN': Sisters Tiarna and Kamorl Petersen got into the spirit of the Kingaroy blue light disco with good friend Bell Freeman.
BLUE LIGHT ROCKIN': Sisters Tiarna and Kamorl Petersen got into the spirit of the Kingaroy blue light disco with good friend Bell Freeman. Kate Benedict

IT WAS dancing room only on Friday night.

Children packed the Kingaroy Town Hall for the first Blue Light Disco for 2013.

Kingaroy Police Sergeant Duane Frank said 525 children turned out for a night of fun.

"It has been many years since we have seen that many children attend," he said.

"We had a lot of first-timers and new kids attend.

"Feedback from them and their parents was that they will certainly continue to attend."

For those who are unfamiliar with Blue Light Discos in Kingaroy, the event is for children up to 14 years with a cover charge of $5 for a completely supervised night of fun.

"For their $5 they get entry, entertainment and a ticket into the multi-prize draw," Sgt Frank said.

"We have major prize draws during the night in which things like iPod docking stations, iPads, bikes, sporting equipment, a range of toys, board games, educational items and much more are given away.

"We also have a canteen open from 6pm... The doors open until 8.30, when the event finishes."

Organisers also stipulate children must stay within the hall until collected by their parents or carers from inside the venue.

 

Upcoming Blue Light Discos
Nanango - March 8
Kingaroy - March 15
Murgon - March 15

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