Congratulations to the Tullamore Irish Music Festival committee for delivering another successful event over Easter. Tullamore welcomed 1,300 visitors and I must commend the community for providing the friendly atmosphere and for their continued support of this tremendous event.
Parkes Shire residents are invited to attend the ANZAC Day commemorative services across the region on Tuesday. The Parkes Shire RSL Sub-Branches, in combination with Parkes Shire Council, have planned special services in each of the townships to pay tribute to our veterans and current defence personnel. The full Parkes Shire 2017 ANZAC Day program is available on Council’s website, www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or can be collected from Council’s Adminis- trative Building on Monday.
Council’s Roads and Footpath crew have constructed a new footpath at Memorial Hill to significantly improve pedestrian access to the site.
Free handmade paper poppies are available for free from the Parkes Visitor Infor- mation Centre to write a message of com- memoration on the back. The poppies will go on display at the VIC until ANZAC Day.
With one week of school holidays remaining, motorists are reminded to take advantage of the Free Cuppa for the Driver cam- paign. When drivers travel more than 100 kilometres from the town on their drivers licence, they are eligible for a free cuppa at any of the 90 participating businesses. Par- ticipating businesses can be located on the Free Cuppa website www.freecuppa.com.au Facebook page or by downloading the Free Cuppa App. Have a fantastic week.
Yours Faithfully, Cr Ken Keith OAM Mayor of Parkes Shire