The reality of COVID-19 has claimed another community event and the planned return to the CBD for the staging of the Parkes Community Reading Day had to be cancelled.
The day will continue though with another in-school celebration, which is the safest and most confident way to go. Whilst the PAINT PARKES REaD (PPR) committee members were disappointed, they quickly turned the discussion to positivity and creativity with the input from Parkes M & D Society members, Lisa Ramsey and Gail Smith, for a great day of reading on 10th September.
PPR Coordinator Shonel Redfern, and mentor Rhonda Brain, expressed their appreciation for the ongoing support of the Parkes community in celebrating literacy and spreading the vital message of READ, SING, TALK, RHYME to your children from birth to Kindergarten.
As for gussing who the mystery person was dressed as the Cat in the Hat. The person proved to be too mysterious, and no one made a correct guess, but Lorraine Chambers’ name was drawn from the entries.
The identity of the person: Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, wife of the Governor General, and Patron of PAINT THE TOWN REaD. Rhonda said: “She is a wonderful patron, so committed to our cause, hands-on and a great sport.” The photo was taken at the 8th PTTR National Conference in Sydney in May.