Planting Trees for Earth Day: Last Saturday members of the Parkes community were invited to the Advanced Water Recycling Facility (AWRF) Community Open Day and Tree Planting, organised by the Parkes Shire Council as part of their Earth Day celebrations. Small groups of visitors were provided interactive tours around the new Sewage Treatment Plant and the AWRF. Some volunteers stayed on to help council staff plant a variety of local fuzzy box woodland tree species to help provide future shade on the premises.
Questacon Competition Winner: Congratulations to Rhiannon White for winning the family pass to Questacon, the National Science & Technology Centre. Have a great time Rhiannon!
Hansen + Healy Style Show! Hansen’s Eye Care Plus Optometrists in Orange have teamed up with Healy Optical from Sydney to bring you the Hansen + Healy Mid-Year Style Show on Wednesday 9th May from 9am to 6pm. On show will be new season and full collections of eyewear from some of the most beautiful designer frames in the world including, Tom Ford, Guess, Esprit, Lafont and Line Art. On the day there will be expert frame stylists and consultants from both Healy Optical Services and Hansen Optometrists. There will be giveaways and lucky door prizes through out the day with a Seiko watch, sunglasses and optical frames all up for grabs. All frames will boast 20% off on the day and are claimable on your health fund.
Parkes Services Club donates to Currajong: If ever there was an example of the generosity of the Parkes business community it was on full display this week when the Parkes Services Club donated $5,000 to Currajong Disability Services to assist with transport needs. The cheque was donated by General Manager Denis Lane. The donation, which is part of Parkes Services Club’s commitment to contributing to the community and community organisations, will aide clients of Currajong who rely heavily on timely and adequate transport. Transport has become a big issue since the implementation of the NDIS in the Central West since July 1 last year. The donation will also allow clients to attend specialist appointments, workshops and other activities factored into their NDIS plans that previously they may not have been able to attend without huge costs and significant planning. “This donation will directly help our clients who need to seek out individual or group consultations, meetings or care,” said Jeff Evans.