The Parkes Community Choir was delighted when a group of Parkes Rotarians arrived at its weekly rehearsal with a great gift.
Cliff Cowell presented the choir with a grant of $2,600 that would enable this community activity to remain free for members. Cliff said Rotary offered assistance to the community through the recent severe drought and continue their support currently in strengthening communities through mental health workshops.
“Rotary recognises the importance of the arts in communities and understands that participating in music and the arts plays a significant role in wellbeing,” Cliff said.
Choir committee members Kerrie Peden, Colleen Leonard and Sherree Rosser accepted the cheque on the choir’s behalf and expressed their appreciation for the support. They said Rotary’s financial assistance would enable the choir to continue and to embark on some projects to spread the joy of singing into the Parkes Shire.
Cliff and wife, Margaret, and Rotary members Rex and Heather Veal, Charlie Pecenka and Meg Purcell stayed on and joined in with the singing for the rest of the evening.