Healthy Harold Relay: To ensure the Life Education Van continues its valuable work, the annual Healthy Harold Swim Relay fundraiser will take place on Sunday, 18th March at the Parkes Aquatic Centre between 10am and 4pm. All schools, business houses, community and sporting groups, and anyone else wishing to participate are welcome. Laps can be done on any day until 18th March. Entry forms available from the Champion Post, Absolutely Hair (207 Clarinda St) and the Parkes Shire Council Office. For enquiries ring Wendy on 0418 469 294 or email email@example.com.
Winner: Tamara Beddowes is the lucky winner of the double pass to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. Congratulations!
Norman Lindsay Exhibit: Locals of Parkes and the wider community are invited to experience a wonderful and intimate exhibition of the renowned Australian artist and writer, Norman Lindsay. Passionate about the creative arts since he was a boy, Parkes local Peter Tom has been collecting sketches, posters, etchings, block printing and limited-edition copies of Norman Lindsay’s work, as well as many early editions of his numerous books. Parkes Library is working with skilled consultant, Margot Jolly, to arrange and install the exhibition in a way that shares Peter’s love of Norman Lindsay with the community. The exhibition opened last night and
runs to 27th March just before Easter.
Road Safety Message: Parkes Shire Council has recently revamped a series of radio advertisements as part of the ‘Help Keep Parkes Kids Safe’ campaign to address road safety issues around Parkes primary schools. The advertisements outline the 40km/h school speed zone times, what ‘No Parking’ and ‘No Stopping’ signs mean, as well as the correct use of Children’s Crossings. “Each of the four primary schools selected four students to record the radio advertisements. At 2PK/ROK-FM, announcer Elliot Kinsella gave the students a tour of the 2PK-ROK FM radio station, before putting them through their paces and recording their ads. They all did a great job,” said Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Suitor. Middleton Public School Principal, David Simes, said the students really enjoyed the experience. The radio advertisements commenced in early February and will run for the remainder of the first term.