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Party time in Panmure

Last updated 12:33 27/11/2012

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Youthtown Panmure will be celebrating this afternoon as the organisation marks its 80th birthday.

There will be a showcase of activities and a special presentation of items symbolising what represents youth today for aYouthtown time capsule.

Over the last two months young people at Youthtown branches throughout New Zealand have been challenged to capture what they identify with in 2012 for inclusion in the time capsule.

Now it's the turn of the youth squad of Panmure to select items on behalf of all young people in the area.  Three special items that represent Panmure youth will be presented.

The custom-made Youthtown time capsule will be unveiled on December 1 at Youthtown's Auckland central branch in Nelson Street. Items from Panmure youth will be among the last to go into the capsule before it is closed and sealed until Youthtown's next big milestone, its 100th birthday in 2032.

 "We are really proud to be celebrating our 80th birthday with the Panmure team and community" says Youthtown CEO Keith Thorpe.  "It's been ten years since we opened here in Panmure. This was our very first Youthtown branch outside Auckland Central, so it is appropriate that we include it in our countrywide birthday tour."

Youthtown's Branch Manager for Panmure and Nelson Street, Leigh Peters says the event will be a great showcase of performance and programmes from Youthtown workshops. "It will be a wonderful afternoon of sporting events, creativity and fun activities for all young people and their families to come along and enjoy" she says.

Youthtown Panmure's line-up includes the OSCAR after school and holiday programmes for school children in years 0 to 6.  They also operate a Breakaway programme for youth aged 11-17.  Both programmes are currently being expanded, upgraded and improved to offer even more activities and experiences to young people in Panmure.

The celebration is from 4pm today, November 27, at 143 Tripoli Rd.

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