Young people are welcomed to the sixth youth festival to be staged by the Shire of Manjimup Youth Network from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 19 October at the Manjimup Heritage Park. The SO-MY-FEST festival afternoon is free to everyone.
The 2019 festival will highlight the musical and creative talents of local young people, as well as providing a variety of stalls, food and fun activities from monster ball to henna art, as well as the dunk tank and a make your own halloween mask or creature. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Dave and local performers.
"The first Youth Festival in 2014, at Quinninup, attracted just 60-70 young people but has grown massively and was attended by around 300 at Manjin Park in 2018. Around one third of the Shire of Manjimup population is between 12 and 25 years of age, which is classified as youth" commented Shire President Paul Omodei. "The youth demographic is the future of our area and the 2019 event celebrates and acknowledges the contribution they make to the community" he added.
This year the festival is at the Manjimup Heritage Park, where all the activities and stalls will be easily accessible from the main area around the Sandra Donovan Sound Shell. The festival welcomes everyone and there are facilities for any attendees with disabilities.
The Shire of Manjimup Youth Network is very excited about the festival, not just the venue, which is part of the Manjimup Revitalisation Project, but foremostly showcasing of our talented youth!
The event has been made possible by funding and in-kind support from the following organisations: Alcohol Think Again Healthways, Manjimup Local Drug Action Group, Department of Communities, Shire of Manjimup, Northcliffe Family Centre, Manjimup Community Resource Centre, Quinninup Community Association and Pemberton Sports Club.
There is parking in the area of The Heritage Park or free transport from Northcliffe, Pemberton, Quinninup and Walpole can be booked. Please call 9771 7777 by Wednesday 16 October to book your seat.
Authorised by Andrew Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Sheri Laba, Public Relations Officer
Contact for comment: Paul Omodei, Shire President
Contact: 0448 810 773