Parkes Elvis Festival entered the Hall of Fame last Saturday as a first for the popular event that has built up quite a collection of awards over recent years.
“Being a Hall of Fame inductee is a fantastic achievement and is a credit to all of the hard work that our amazing committee, volunteers, and Council staff put into the Festival,” said Parkes Elvis Festival Director Cathy Treasure.
“Tonight was made even more special having accepted the award with festival founders, Bob and Anne Steel. The Festival would not be at the internationally acclaimed level it is without the vision and dedication of Bob and Anne,” Cathy said.
The Parkes Elvis Festival was inducted into the Festival and Events Hall of Fame at a gala celebration at the Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. The Hall of Fame accolade comes off the back of three consecutive wins in the Festivals and Events category.
“This year we welcomed in excess of 27,000 people to Parkes, recorded more than 400 million media hits, and delivered around 200 individual events over the five days – and those numbers don’t seem to be slowing down,” said Parkes Shire Mayor,
Ken Keith OAM.