Dubbo PCYC have been joined by staff past and present, police officials, community members and more as they took a look back at the last 50 years of service to the city.
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Manager Emily Ross was happy to see representatives from different moments in the organisations history taking the time to honour the occasion during a muted birthday celebration.
"It was very nice to have everyone there; from the staff and previous committee members to the police and the community members, we had people from each strand, and a lot of new faces I hadn't met yet, and even some faces of the future as well," Ms Ross said.
Ms Ross, who's been using the event as a reason to dig through the PCYC's archives and learn about the organisation's history herself after coming into the top job earlier this year, said the full scope of the organisation's past left an impression.
"Fifty years is such a long time, but it's not until you really start talking to people and hearing the stories, that's when you really understand how long it is," Ms Ross said.
"Mr [Allan] Backhouse was talking and he told us about taking a group of kids to the beach for the very first time, that's a pretty special thing to get to do."
"It's something that really shows who we are and what PCYC is and that's an organisation that really empowers young people."
Ms Ross said the main focus for PCYC going forward would be maintaining it's roots as a charitable organisation.
"We're a not for profit charity that empowers young people, we have to be reaching out to the community and organisations that can help us achieve that," Ms Ross said.
"If there are any businesses out there that think they can help, we want to hear from them."
While the immediate future for the youth club looks bright after a gruelling COVID lockdown period and they'r enjoying high numbers now that the doors are open again, there's still much to be done.
"Seven months ago, I first started and the doors were completely closed to the public, now we have gymnastics numbers that are bigger than last year and our boxing program is opening up and catering to all sorts of groups with new classes," Ms Ross said.
"Maybe that will all change in six months time, but so long as we're catering to the needs of our community, that's okay."
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