Labor celebrates

The Rooty Hill branch of the Australian Labor Party celebrated 50 years of service to the area at a recent dinner held at West Tradies.

About 200 attended the dinner, including state Opposition Leader John Robertson, Chifley MP Ed Husic, Mount Druitt MP Richard Amery and Blacktown Labor councillors Charlie Lowles, Steve Bali and Edmond Atalla.

Affordable goods

Beat the winter chills with affordable fashions for the family at Washed Up Treasure op shops at Emerton. Coats, hoodies, knits, trousers, track pants, shoes and more are now in-store with most items from $4.

There's also an extensive range of affordable pre-loved household furniture including beds, wardrobes, cots, prams, change tables, linen and blankets. Washed Up Treasure is at Emerton Village Shopping Centre (Jersey Road entrance), open weekdays 9am-4pm and Saturdays, 9am-2pm.

Arty dancers

Thirty young adults from Blacktown, Hebersham and Mount Druitt recently competed in the 2014 Extravaganza dance competition held by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The theme was Living Masterpiece, where 500 young adults from across Sydney each completed a six-minute dance routine.

The masterpiece theme for the Blacktown young adults was Three Musicians, 1921 by Pablo Picasso.

This story IN BRIEF first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.