Parkes Showgirl Competition: Parkes Showgirl competition is on once again and is open to young ladies between the age of 18-24. Nominations close with the show secretary at 5pm on Tuesday 9th August and judging will take place on Saturday 13th August, with the winner being announced at the show opening ceremony on Tuesday 30th August. Entrants must be available to perform duties during the show and will receive some wonderful prizes. The Parkes Miss Teenager competition is open to young ladies aged 15, 16 and 17 years from Parkes and district. Nominations close with the show secretary at 12 noon Tuesday 30th August and Judging will take place 5.30pm on Tuesday at the show. Entrants will be judged on presentation and personality. For further information, please contact Lisa Bicket (showgirl chief steward) on 0427 652 262.
It All Adds Up: Finalists in the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards have been announced, with Parkes Shire Council
qualifying as finalist in the Destination Marketing Award category for the development and implementation of the ‘Parkes it all adds up’ brand and associated campaigns. Parkes Shire Mayor Ken Keith OAM said he was elated with the news that Council has achieved finalist status in the Destination Marketing category. “Council understands
that marketing our destination and growing the visitor economy provides tangible economic benefits for business and the community and it is great to see Council’s investment in this aspect being recognised.” The gala award dinner will be held at the Moama Bowling Club on Saturday 23rd July where winners will be announced and regional tourism will be celebrated.
Bogan Gate School’s Future Leaders: Five students from Bogan Gate Public School recently attended a leadership conference or camp. Mrs Earle, Bogan Gate School Principal, believes that all children regardless of age have leadership potential if given the opportunity. Students who attended, Keeley, Xavier, Zac, Daniel and Jack have become more aware of what leadership means and are putting into practice what they have learnt. They are a very positive example to the younger children who cannot wait until it is their turn to attend in two or three years’ time.
Odeon Competition Giveaway! Enter the Phoenix competition for your chance to win one of two double passes to Odeon 5 cinemas for any movie! Entry forms are on page 16 of this issue, simply complete and send to our office or fill out the form online. Good luck!