Tradie Of The Month Winner: Congratulations to Craig from Hanson Pumbing Parkes! Craig has won an $100 voucher courtesy of Totally Workwear to spend instore. We hope you enjoy your freebie Craig! If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know to be May’s ‘Tradie of the Month’ please send a photo and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook and you could also enjoy an $100 voucher from TWW in Parkes!
Balloon Glow Set To Light Up The Weekend: The Canowindra Balloon Glow is this Saturday night and promises to be packed with entertainment, stalls and most importantly, balloons! Come along to The Sports Oval from 3.30pm to enjoy sampling the regions food and wine at the markets, watch Canowindra vs Yeoval in a rugby union match and get your glow wand ready to wave before the night heats up with fire dancers and the appearance of special shaped balloons including ‘Baby Blue’ a big blue whale.
Truck Brekky Form Success: Heavy vehicle safety was under the spotlight recently at a breakfast forum hosted by Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils. Over 60 participants attended the fourth annual Central West NSW Heavy Vehicle Breakfast Forum, to explore the current road safety and freight issues affecting the local heavy vehicle industry. The Councils’ Road Safety and Injury Prevention Officer, Melanie Suitor, says the forum has become a
regular fixture on the road safety calendar. “Events like this forum are essential in providing opportunities to share information, network and discuss local issues,” she said.
Smoke, Rust and Noise! Parkes and District Historical Society will be hosting their annual Smoke, Rust and Noise day this Saturday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. This year will be a celebration fifty years in the making of the creation of a small train by the men of Parkes LOCO. In November the small train was ran for the first time in 25 years and will be tearing up the track once again on Saturday. Charity money this year will go towards the educational side of the museum collection. Make your way to the Henry Parkes Museum and explore the tractors and small engines at a ticket cost of only $5 for adults before enjoying a BBQ lunch at 12.30pm for only $6.