Chill time for youth at new Lounge

Join Katie and Josh Hay at The Lounge this weekend for their official opening.
Join Katie and Josh Hay at The Lounge this weekend for their official opening. Georja Ryan

IF THERE was one thing Warwick was missing, it was a place for young people to chill out and hang with friends without having to head to the pub.

But not anymore.

The Lounge, completely funded by the people of the Warwick Christian Fellowship, is a new venue designed for just that - lounging.

Organisers Josh and Katie Hay and their troop of helpers, renovated the old church on the corner of Quinn and Carmody Sts and turned it into a funky venue to host youth meetings.

Mr Hay said they had noticed a need in the community and wanted to address it.

"The purpose of the venue is for young people to get together, have a meal and share friendship," Josh said.

Every fourth Saturday, the crew will host their monthly event that includes dinner, music and a fun night for all - free of charge.

As its name suggests, The Lounge is a relaxed place to hang with friends.
As its name suggests, The Lounge is a relaxed place to hang with friends.

From tapas nights, to curry nights and everything in between, the monthly events at The Lounge are a chance for those aged 18-25 years to get together.

While it was a group effort to get the venue up and looking fabulous, it was an initiative of Minister Andrew Hay.

"Plus it was all funded by the young people of the church which is just a testimony to the generosity of the young people," Josh said.

The Lounge will have its official launch this Saturday, from 6pm and everyone between the age of 18-25 is welcome.

You can just rock up, but RSVPs are ideal. Phone Katie on 0438 833 275.

The venue is also available to hire for other functions.

"It's a very versatile venue and we'd love it to be used," Josh said.

The Lounge will be a thriving venue where youth can meet every fourth Saturday.
The Lounge will be a thriving venue where youth can meet every fourth Saturday.


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