SIGNS painstakingly hand-drawn by the Rocherlea Kids Shed paved the way to a rocking event at Rocherlea Hall yesterday.
Organised by Rocherlea Neighbourhood Watch with the support of the Northern Suburbs Community Centre, Rocherlea Rocks drew about 50 people in support of the message that vandalism would not be accepted by the community.
Stalls, art workshops, a barbecue lunch and live music were on offer at the free event.
Rocherlea Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Caroline Goodyer said the group decided to hold a positive community event to garner support for the message and reintroduce the Neighbourhood Watch branch.
Launceston City Council spends about $120,000 a year cleaning graffiti.
``We wanted to say `enough is enough' to anti-social community behaviour,'' Ms Goodyer, a Rocherlea resident, said.
Performers included 12-year-old rap sensation Joshstar, OK Lorenz, James Brady, Denni Proctor and a traditional Bhutanese band.
Proceeds from the day went to Rocherlea Neighbourhood Watch.
The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Li-Lea Pad Family Daycare from 7pm.
It promotes crime prevention and connects with local groups to raise awareness about building community.