Congratulations to the community members, local organisations and Council staff who helped deliver the PAC Park Rehabilitation project, which has been awarded its second major accolade for the year. The project took out Division A of the Natural Environment Protection and Enhancement: On-Ground Works category at the Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards held in Sydney last week.
Parkes Aquatic Centre is gearing up to host the biggest pool party in town tomorrow. Students aged 10 to 18 years can join the fun at the Big Summer Splash, with local acoustic duo Salt to the Wound performing live. The Junior Splash Party for 10-12 year olds kicks off at 6pm, with the Senior Splash Party for 13-18 year olds starting at 8pm until 10pm. Cost is just pool entry.
After a two-year break, the Christmas Parade returned to Parkes with tremendous success last Friday. Hundreds of residents lined the street to watch over 30 colourful floats make their way around Cooke Park. Congratulations to the Parkes Action Club for their efforts in revitalizing this fantastic event. Following the Parade, the Sparkle in the Park event saw huge crowds turning out for festive fun and entertainment, another fantastic event coordinated by the Parkes UpMarkets and Chamber of Commerce.
Locals are encouraged to warm up their vocal chords for Carols in the Park on Sunday. Everyone is invited to sing along to some Christmas classics in Cooke Park from 6.30pm. Then stroll the CBD after sundown and enjoy the fabulous illuminations and projections that line Clarinda Street and Cooke Park for the duration of the festive season.
Have a safe, enjoyable and festive weekend.
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire