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‘Flicks in the Sticks’ to support drought relief

By Corowa Free Press

The Federation Youth Council is hosting a drought relief movie night for teenagers and families on Saturday, November 17 at the Oaklands Recreation Ground.  

Flicks in the Sticks is a free event and will include the screening of two movies, the family friendly Nut Job 2 - Nutty by Nature followed by Tomb Raider for teenagers aged over fifteen. 

Federation Youth Council Mayor, Dylan Forge said the Federation Youth Council are proud of to show support for the drought-affected farmers and farming communities. 

“This is a current problem facing Australian farmers and is very important to our youth council as we are living in a rural community,” he said. 

Youth Councillor Liam Summons from Oaklands said he is looking forward to hosting the event alongside other fellow youth councillors. “As a Youth Councillor, it is really wonderful to be able to host an event in Oaklands that aims to boost the youth community and provide entertainment,” he said. “I hope that the Youth Council can continue to achieve further positive projects for youth all around the Federation area.” 

 The first screening at sunset is the family friendly movie, ‘Nut Job 2 – Nutty by Nature. An animated comedy about Surly the squirrel and his friends who must stop Oakton City’s Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.  

 A second movie Tomb Raider, aimed at teenagers will commence screening at approximately 8:30pm. The 2018 action- adventure movie follows Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared. 

 Mayor Pat Bourke praised the great efforts of the Federation Youth Council. 

“This is a great initiative by the Youth Council and I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank them for supporting our drought relief effort by coming up with such a great community project,” Mayor Bourke said. 

“Events like this allow people to come in off the land, spend some time with their families, catch up with their neighbours and have a break from the tough reality of their situation. Social events in these hard times are important for mental health and community morale.” 

Families are invited to bring a picnic rug and enjoy the cinema under the stars. The Oaklands Cricket Club will be hosting a canteen on the night with a BBQ and movie snacks available however, guests are also welcome to bring their own food.  

 So grab a bag of popcorn, settle back and watch a movie on the big screen under the stars at the Oaklands Flicks in the Sticks movie night.  

 The Flicks in the Sticks –Oaklands event is funded through the Youth Opportunities Program 2018. 

 For more information call the Federation Youth Council Facilitator at Council on (02) 60338974 or visit Council’s website at www.federationcouncil.nsw.gov.au.