Fingers Crossed: The Parkes Action Club members are working towards the 2020 Christmas Parade on Friday, 4th December. They are full of hope that COVID-19 restrictions would be history by the end of year to ensure a great evening for the Parkes community.
Last Post Ceremony To Return: The Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony will recommence in its daily live format when the memorial reopens to visitors on Wednesday, 1st July. The Last Post Ceremony to take place at 4:55pm on 1st July will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landings of the Australian 7th Division at Balikpapan in New Guinea during the Second World War. Director of the Australian War Memorial Matt Anderson said that he was looking forward to welcoming the public back to the daily ceremony and urged people to book a free ticket online. In line with ACT Health advice, a restricted number of visitors will be allowed. Free tickets must be pre-booked and presented on arrival. Bookings will open to the public later this month.
Butter Up And Bake: RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to bake a change in the fight against animal cruelty for this year’s annual Cupcake Day on 26th October. Last year, 8,142 super sweet people signed up to host a Cupcake Day in their homes, schools and workplaces to raise some much-needed dough for animals in need. The annual fundraiser has moved to a new spring-time date due to ongoing community health and safety concerns. RSPCA NSW receives less than 2% of their funding from the state government each year. Funds raised through Cupcake Day will help keep shelters open and inspectors on the road investigating animal cruelty complaints.
Join the Campaign! As regional travel resumed in NSW on 1st June, the Parkes Shire joined the ‘We Want you Back’ campaign inviting visitors to our region. As some experiences and attractions are still on the road to re-opening, it is wise to plan ahead. As part of the campaign visitors are asked to snap, send and share their experiences via @VisitParkesRegion #WeWantYouBack on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Locals can also take part by sharing what you love about the region to entice your loved ones to come and visit. Send in a video that will be reshared on the Visit Parkes Region social media channels.