Kite invasion: Parkes will be invaded by kites on Australia Day! The Northparkes Oval will be the place to be for avid and first time kite flyers from 8am on Thursday, 26th January. There will be large demonstration kites and plenty of room to fly your own kite. Kites will be on sale too. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks. The cost of the day is an Australia Day smile, so bring the family and enjoy the morning before it gets too hot. The wind has been ordered so if nothing else, come up and see the oversized kites!
Earlier deadline: The Parkes Phoenix deadline for next week’s paper is Tuesday, 24th January at 3pm for all content because of the Australia Day public holiday.
Shop Parkes + Win: The winner, drawn by Mayor Ken Keith on Wednesday, is Pauline van der Merwe of Parkes. She is the lucky winner of a trip to fabulous Las Vegas, val- ued at $4,000. Congratulations Pauline!
Elvis Festival photos: Go to The Parkes Phoenix Facebook page for tons of photos taken over the five days. There are plenty of local faces in between the 25,000 visitors.