Past KIC nominees from Richmond River High are Jasper Bardsley (back), Emma Newman, Richard Sneath-O’Neill, Theotis Hall (standing), Alex Jones, Alice Fleetwood, and Evanna Kelly (standing).
Past KIC nominees from Richmond River High are Jasper Bardsley (back), Emma Newman, Richard Sneath-O’Neill, Theotis Hall (standing), Alex Jones, Alice Fleetwood, and Evanna Kelly (standing). KIDS IN COMMUNITY

Pete Murray at KIC Big Band Bash

FORMER Northern Rivers resident and musician Pete Murray will be the celebrity guest at the Kids in Community (KIC) Big Band Bash in Ballina today.

KIC is holding the bash as a thank you to the many young people and their supporters who have been part of the organisation over the past 10 years.

When it was established in 2000, KIC recognised the good community work of young people from the five local government areas across the North Coast.

KIC president Des Kelly said its existence was to elevate the image of youth by celebrating those who positively address issues affecting young people.

“This year, we will be running our 10th awards night, but we could not have reached this milestone without KIC gaining more support each year with increases in nominations and sponsors, and fabulous support from the media.

“Invitations have been sent to all past nominees to thank them, and let them know that their efforts are remembered and appreciated.

“The 10th birthday Big Band Bash will celebrate the past decade, and hopefully strengthen the good qualities of our young people, their supporters and mentors.”

Entertainment for the day will include five bands, hip-hop dancers from the Creative People’s Collective and an air guitar competition.

A free bus will operate from Kyogle through Casino, Lismore, Alstonville, and return. Bookings are essential, as seats are limited.

There will be a free sausage sizzle.

The drug and alcohol-free event will be held at the Ballina Amphitheatre next to the Missingham Bridge from 10.30am until 2.30pm.

For more information call 6624 4053.



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