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Get your dancing pants on, Tarlee Disco is back

Melissa Smith

Dance the night away for a good cause at Tarlee

For those who remember the glory days of Tarlee Discos, the upcoming “Back to Tarlee Disco” will be a trip down memory lane. Scheduled for Saturday, April 20 the fundraiser aims to recreate the magic of the legendary Tarlee Discos with the electrifying beats of the “OG” of Mid-North DJ’s, Tony Clarke’s Sparks Disco, as well as a live performance from iconic Aussie Rock Cover band, The Barking Ants.

A small farming community on the Gilbert River, at the gateway to the Clare Valley, Tarlee was renowned for its Discos! With DJ Sparks at the helm, Tarlee Discos were a rite of passage for teenagers of the past. While those days are long gone, “Back to Tarlee Disco” seeks to revive the atmosphere that once filled the Tarlee Institute.

Not just a night of nostalgia, “Back to Tarlee Disco” is a fundraiser event with all proceeds going toward a special cause —the Tarlee Inclusive Playground Project. A passionate group of country residents formed a committee to upgrade the playground, making it safe and accessible for people of all abilities. Once completed, this playground will be one of the few dedicated accessible spaces in the Clare and Gilbert Valley area.

The project is no small feat and aims to install new toilets, including unisex and disabled facilities, and provide new inclusive play equipment for varying abilities, with a safe and accessible ground surface fit for wheelchairs and other aids. John Lloyd, a dedicated committee member, known for his involvement in the Variety Club and his ability to get things done, initiated the event after collaborating with local DJ Tony Clarke.

Entry is a mere $25, fully licensed and with food available for purchase – a bargain for a night filled with music and memories.

Beyond the disco, organisers encourage visitors to make the most of their visit to Tarlee. Why not book a table for dinner at the local pub, and secure a room at the motel, or opt for a camping adventure at the RV Campsite at the local Oval? Then, in the morning pop down the street and indulge in a delicious breakfast at the Tarlee Bakery.

The “Back to Tarlee Disco” not only promises a fantastic night but also contributes to the goal of creating an inclusive and welcoming space for visitors and the Tarlee community. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to carve up the dance floor supporting a cause that goes beyond the disco lights!

Back to Tarlee Disco
When: –
Saturday April 20, 8pm-1pm
Where: –
Tarlee Institute
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