Cessnock Youth Week simply the best
The Cessnock Youth Week Organising Committee could be up for a back to back award following an announcement they have been shortlisted as a finalist for Best Youth Week Program 2017.
The Committee is no stranger to the Local Government Awards, having been awarded Most Innovative Youth Week Program in 2014 and taking out the Best Youth Week Program award last year.
Youth Week 2017 was bigger and better than ever with an action-packed program of events for our local young people to enjoy.
This included 24 free events, with crowd favourites such as Take the Stage, Youth Fest, silent discos and outdoor cinemas being a hit with the young ones.
Phoebe Morris (aged 20) who was part of the 2017 Youth Week Committee said the enthusiasm and cooperation from our local young people during Youth Week 2017 was both outstanding and heart-warming.
“Seeing the amount of young people who came together, worked together and had fun was fantastic. These events go to show a working community, along with the generous support from volunteers who help contribute really make a difference.”
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved for their dedication to young people in our community.
“Our local Youth Week is always absolutely fantastic, made possible by a truly collaborative effort by our passionate committee in partnership with our youth.”
“I am blown away that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the second year running and this is testament to the hard work that goes in,” added Cr Pynsent.
The winners will be announced at the Local Government Awards Evening in Sydney on Thursday 3 August 2017.