As the rain was falling outside a festive spirit reigned inside the Parkes Services Club for the annual volunteer/client Christmas party of Parkes Meals on Wheels on Wednesday. A total of 160 people, including 110 volunteers, attended the lunch with entertainment by the Holy Family Primary School choir and John and Michelle Jelbart.
Manager Gill Kinsela and Deputy Mayor Barbara Newton handed out awards to Tom Ricter, Di Howell and Annika Bannister for exceptional volunteering spirit during 2018. Adrienne Bradley received a special award for her services as chairperson for the past nine years and 26 years as a volunteer.
By Maggi Barnard