Judging time for Independence competitions

Inspired by the eloquence of Kiama residents making their submissions to the Delegate charged with investigating the proposal to merge Kiama and Shoalhaven councils, the Kiama Independence Day Speaking Competition has achieved its goal of encouraging young people to step up to the stand.

“Six finalists have been selected, and they will present their five minute speeches on What Independence Means to Me, before judges from Toastmasters,” says Councillor Neil Reilly.

“The winner will be rewarded with the prize of a trip for three to Vietnam, so the competition will be fierce.

“I’m hoping the community will come along to encourage our youth to develop their skills in this important area.”

The competition is being held as part of the opening of the renovated SENTRAL Youth Services cottage. The day will feature will be a variety of exhibitions and entertainment by local performers.

Entries in the Independence Day Photographic competition will be on show, and the winner will be announced.

Details: Saturday 5 August, SENTRAL Youth Services, Hindmarsh Park, 11-4pm.  Speech competition begins at noon. All welcome

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