PCYC to Celebrate 80 Years at Moon Festival

Fairfield City Council is excited that Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC has chosen to celebrate its 80th anniversary at Cabramatta Moon Festival on 24 September. Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Council had a close association with Police in our community and especially when organising events such as Moon Festival.

“Our local Police work hand-in-hand with Council each year to help make Cabramatta Moon Festival run smoothly and successfully,” Mayor Carbone said. “PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John Mackay and there are celebrations being held throughout NSW to mark this important milestone. “The Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC is planning a number of fun activities at Moon Festival as well as to spread the word that PCYC provides young people with a safe and positive environment to develop their skills, character and leadership.”

PCYC operates more than 60 clubs and centres through the state, has more than 100,000 members and offers more than 140 different activities – one of the largest youth organisations in Australia. At Moon Festival, Fairfield-Cabramatta PCYC will set up a jail cell in Park Road so festival-goers can get “locked up” for a selfie and then released for a small donation. Plans are in hand to have celebrity “inmates”, whose release fee will be determined by the highest bidder at a fun auction.

“I encourage everyone to take a selfie at the PCYC stand and make a donation to this fantastic organisation, which works with Police and community with the aim of empowering young people to reach their potential,” Mayor Carbone said. There will also be a birthday cake to mark the occasion. PCYC will be just one of dozens of community groups attending Moon Festival, so mark your calendar for Sunday 24 September. You won’t want to miss Eurovision star Dami Im, celebrity chefs such as My Kitchen Rules’ contestants Betty and David, Peppa and George Pig and the Minions for the children, a feast of food and lots of other entertainment for the whole family.
The 2017 Cabramatta Moon Festival starts at 9am and will end at 8pm with a spectacular fireworks finale. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/moonfestival for more information.