Forbes Men’s Shed Raffle Winners: The Forbes Men’s Shed wood raffle was drawn on Monday 10th July and was won by Wayne Lange. Mr Lange very graciously declined to accept the two tonnes of firewood worth $360/tonne. He asked the President of the Men’s Shed to arrange for another family to receive the prize. Men’s Shed President Jim Walklate first of all thanked Wayne for his generous decision and then approached ‘Vinnies’ to nominate three families to share in the firewood distribution, with delivery to be arranged.
Don’t Miss The Legacy Torch Relay In Forbes: Cheer on our torchbearers on Monday 31st July as they carry the flame honouring 100 years of Legacy. The relay starts from Rotary Peace Park in Hill Street at 11am, will make its way up to and around the CBD, finishing with the lighting of a cauldron and dedication of a plaque at Club Forbes.
Not Now Darling Double Pass Winner: We are pleased to announce that Kate Marchinton is this weeks winner of the final double pass to go and see the Parkes M&D’s latest production, Not Now Darling. Get your tickets now for final shows this weekend. Congratulations Kate!
Join The State Library’s Atlas Club: Do you know any budding young readers, writers or artists? The State Library of New South Wales has just launched a free after-school club for curious kids called Atlas. Atlas members meet online during school term from 4pm to 5pm for fun, interactive sessions led by Library educators, as well as special guest authors and illustrators. Members aged between 5 to 15 from NSW will get a bonus welcome pack full of goodies. Learn more and join the club: https://atlas.sl.nsw.gov.au/
Correction: We refer to an article that was published in the Forbes & Parkes Phoenix on 14th July 2023 titled ‘NAB An Integral Part Of Parkes’ History And Future’. The article suggests that Banjo Patterson’s grandfather opened the Parkes Branch. In fact it was Banjo Patterson’s uncle, Charles Barton who opened the branch.
Win Tickets to See FABBA: Enter our latest competition to win one of two double passes to see FABBA perform at the Parkes Services Club on Firday, 13th October. FABBA will take you on a musical journey when life was as good as an Abba song and the only way to travel was on the Priscilla Bus…with all the songs, costumes and comedy combined into one FABBA-ulous show! Refer to the ad on this page for entry details.