2019 Free Cuppa: Organisers of the Free Cuppa for the Driver scheme are inviting local businesses to register for phase nine of the successful driver fatigue awareness campaign which will operate from 1st March to 31st May 2019. The scheme encourages visiting drivers to stop at participating businesses for a free cup of tea or coffee to take a break from driving long distances. Participating businesses have reported an almost 30% increase in sales in previous years, with 17 participating businesses across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils last year. The closing date for registration is Sunday, 16th September. If your business would like to participate contact Melanie Suitor on 6861 2364 or email Melanie.Suitor@parkes.nsw.gov.au.
Morse Code Demo: The Morse Code Fraternity will again be adding to the fun and entertainment of the Community Reading Day in Parkes today. Students will be able to send morse code telegrams by carrier pigeon to all the schools in Parkes. Telegrams will be accepted and transmitted to a morse code operator in Glenelg, South Australia who will receive them on souvenir stationery and post them to their destination. The demonstration will be situated near the Westpac Bank on the corner of Court and Clarinda Streets throughout the day, and manned by Eddie Parrot from Peak Hill, Pauline Gosper, and Keith MacRae from Parkes and Peter Hack from Temora.
Send Us Your Spring Pics: As the weather is warming up and the colours of spring appear around us, start snapping away for The Parkes Phoenix Spring Photo Competition – you can win a family shoot with Chemical Creations! Closing date 31st October.
CDS Drought Drive: The recent drought appeal run by Currajong Disability Services (CDS) has once again demonstrated how the Parkes community stand together when it matters most. Often the beneficiary of goodwill, CDS Direct Care Team Leader Indigo Kriedemann decided it would be a great idea to help those in the agricultural
sector we rely on for the basics. Yet it wasn’t just about giving back it was about making a difference. “I saw many farmers and their families struggling without the necessities,” said Indigo. “A few of us banded together, and staff and clients chipped in with a range of goods from canned food to toiletries and some luxury items,” said Indigo. The items were dropped off at the Salvation Army in Parkes for distribution.