Bands rock out for kids

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Kids In Community (KIC) are holding a Big Band Bash at the Ballina Amphitheatre on Saturday (March 27) from 10.30am to 2.30pm.

Everyone who has ever been nominated for a KIC award or been involved as a sponsor is invited to attend, with a free bus running from Kyogle, Casino, Lismore, Goonellabah and Alstonville.

Pete Murray will be the special guest and bands playing on the day include Birdbrain, The Tendons, Manifest, The Downstairs Mix-Up and Tanamera. There will also be an air guitar competition, a display of vintage bikes from the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club.

It is a drug and alcohol free event with a free sausage sizzle and the official launch of the 2010 KIC awards.

“We’ve had about 600 people nominated over the years who have all been invited and anyone who has anything to do with KIC. We haven’t ordered the sausages yet because I’m not sure how many to order,” KIC president Des Kelly said. “Up until this year we have normally just held a media launch where some of the sponsors come along and it seemed like it was the same people coming year after year so we thought we’d do something a bit different... It’s all about the kids so we thought we’d do something for the kids.”

The bus will depart from the Eden Rural store at Kyogle at 8.15am, the bus zone at Casino shopping plaza at 8.45am, Spinks Park in Lismore at 9.30am, opposite the Hilltop Hotel in Goonellabah at 9.40am and the Alstonville bus zone at 9.50am.

The return bus will depart Ballina at approximately 3pm. Bookings are essential by calling 6624 4053.


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