Wild West to take over dance party

Preparations: Leisure Company participants Brian, Gerry, Thomas and Peter painting the backdrop for the photobooth with Leisure Company volunteer Steve.

Preparations: Leisure Company participants Brian, Gerry, Thomas and Peter painting the backdrop for the photobooth with Leisure Company volunteer Steve.

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Cowgirls and boys will fill the Kyeamba Smith hall on December 2 for the annual Disability Advocacy Network dance party.

The dance is organised by the Disability Advocacy Network (DAN) alongside staff from other centres including The Leisure Company, Kurrajong Waratah, Northcott, Intereach and Jobs Centre Australia.

The Leisure Company recreation group also help bring the event together.

They make backdrop for the photobooth and props for around the hall from scratch each year.

“It’s such a fun night out,” Leisure Company program officer Sarah Manley said.

“It fills the entire hall every year, it’s a very popular event.”

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The dance party coincides with International Day of People with disAbility which is celebrated widely on December 3.

The night wouldn’t be possible without strong local support from multiple local businesses and groups. 

Wagga City Council covers the bulk of the costs by sponsoring the event.

Kildare Catholic College assist on the night by setting up chairs and tables in the hall, the Rotary Club of Wagga put on food, Woolworths Supermarket donated cake, Mash Music provides the DJ, Regional Gas supply helium gas for the balloons and Wagga Show Society for discount the hire cost of the hall.

The dance kicks off from 4.30pm on Friday December 2. More information: Disability Advocacy Network 6921 9225.

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