STORK NEWS… The Railway Hotel family welcomed two new members this week with the birth of twins Lorde Rose and Raine Violet Sheridan. Mums, Bianca Sheridan and Kasie Ferguson, and the little ones are all doing great, as well as big brother Hart.
Band Together Farmers: All roads lead to Parkes tomorrow when Australian music legends including the Hoodoo Gurus and Mark Seymour will donate their time to perform at the Showgrounds. The event will raise much needed funds for rural mental health and suicide prevention. Gates open at 1pm, and kids under 12 are free with activities provided for them on the day. The RAAF Roulettes will also do an aerial performance at 3:45pm. Adults tickets and program details available online at bandtogetherfarmers.org
Christmas Street Parade: There is still time to enter the Christmas Street Parade on 30th November organised by the Parkes Action Club. The deadline for entries is Friday, 23rd November. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Cuppa: Fifteen businesses in the region have signed up to take part in next year’s ‘Free Cuppa for the Driver’ scheme. Railway Arts and Crafts and Railway Hotel in Bogan Gate, Casho’s in Tullamore and Parkes Coffee Pot, Cooke Park Café and Parkes Services Club will join over 100 businesses across the Hunter, Southern, Southwest and Western NSW in the next round of the successful scheme, which provides drivers who have travelled more than 100km from their home with a free cup of tea or coffee. The scheme will see over 23 local council areas working together to help reduce tired drivers and fatigue related crashes on roads in NSW. The ‘Free Cuppa’ website, freecuppa.com.au, allows drivers to search for the nearest participating business, and the Facebook page with up to date information.
Save On Business Energy Bills: The NSW Business Chamber has kicked off the state-wide 5in5 campaign to help businesses and residents across NSW save an estimated $5 million on their annual energy bills over the next five weeks. Businesses are asked to utilise the campaign’s free energy comparison-and-switch service to make sure they’re on the best energy plan for them; saving money and reducing operating costs. “We’ve already trialled our new
free comparison service and were shocked to discover that eight out of every 10 businesses signed up were not on the best deal,” said Vicki Seccombe of the NSW Business Chamber. Businesses can join the campaign by visiting: https://energy.nswbusinesschamber.com.au/5in5.