Blue light gets down and funky

DISCOTHEQUE is back and Ipswich is ready to go to funky town.

But mainly if you are aged between six and 14 and can handle the presence of police to supervise your night out.

After closing down a couple of years ago, the Springfield Blue Light Disco dance parties will again become a regular event.

Sergeant James Bromley recently took on the role of president and coordinator of the Queensland Blue Light Association Springfield branch.

“I saw a strong need for something like this in the community because there are so many families and kids moving here,” he said.

“I am excited about bridging the gap between police and the community and am also looking for volunteers who share this passion and would like to help out.

“We will start with holding the discos on the first Friday of every month and as we raise more money for the cause we can start doing things like movie nights, skateboard competitions and camps.

“It should be a cracker of a night with the latest disco lighting, DJ and a huge screen playing the top hits.

“We've also got some great prize giveaways, food and soft drinks.

“As we are starting the event from scratch, I really want to

get the word out there about

the disco.”

Sgt Bromley said by involving young people in cultural, social and sporting activities in an environment free from alcohol, drugs and violence, better relationships between parents, children and the police could be fostered.

“Parents of children attending this function are also encouraged to remain and assist in the supervision. All Blue Light volunteers must be holders of a current blue card for working with children.”

The event will be held at the Springfield-Camira Community Hall on Old Logan Road from 6pm until 9pm this Friday, August 7.

Inquiries to 3884 6144.

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