Gunnedah Youth Council hosts dessert pop-up bar | Photos

Gunnedah Youth Council (GYC) served up plenty of sweet treats on Friday.

The pop-up dessert bar raised around $800 for both GYC and the Gunnedah Community Scholarship Fund.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s youth development officer, Sewa Emojong, said more than 100 people visited the bar behind the Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery.

“It was just a good vibe,” she said.

“The community really got on board and were really supportive of the event.

“The great thing about the event was that it was something that the whole family could go to.”

Brownie sundaes were popular, and many partook of the triple-decker mud cake, which required two people to carry it.

Ms Emojong said GYC came up with the idea and received funding under the Vibrant Precinct Project.

“They were very professional in the way they went about things and they showed great initiative,” she said.

“A lot of community members have commented on how great their customer service was and how they made you feel welcome when you came, and they were impressed by the initiative of the young people.

“It means something to them that these young people have taken it upon themselves to hold an event from scratch.”

Ms Emojong said she was impressed that the youth poured so much time into the event.

“They give up a fair chunk of their holidays which is not some that every young person would do, so I guess that’s a credit to them,” she said.

“It was something they worked really hard to produce and they were working for the donations they got.”

Ms Emojong said she was thankful to everyone who contributed to the event and came along on the night. GYC is now preparing to get involved in the Spirit of Christmas Fair.

To join the council, head along to the weekly meeting on Wednesdays from 4.30pm-5.30pm.


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