We welcomed Daryl Lawrence from the Department of Industry – Lands and Forestry on Monday to officially switch on the new floodlights at Jock Colley Field at Pioneer Oval. The new lights will allow Parkes to host larger carnivals at night, and facilitate a more flexible timetable for matches and training. I thank the Department of Industry for its contribution of $29,000 towards the $70,000 project.The popular Parkes Picnic Races will kick off the long weekend in style tomorrow. This is a staple event in the social calen- dar for many locals. There will be plenty of trackside entertainment, live music by One Non Blond and the popular Fashions on the Field. Tickets available at the gate.
On Sunday the Parkes Spacemen meet neighbouring rivals Forbes Magpies at Jock Colley Oval. It is sure to be a stellar match with a tremendous display of local talent.
With a variety of sporting, cultural and social activities taking place across the three days, it all adds up to a fantastic June long weekend in Parkes. See a full list of events at visitparkes.com.au
To mark Refugee Week 2017, Parkes Library will be screening the documentary “Cast from the Storm” on Thursday, 22nd June at 5.30pm. It tells the story of a group of teenage refugees.
Enjoy your weekend.
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire