Record entries: The Shop Parkes + Win campaign has been the most successful one yet, with more than 7,000 entries received from the 106 local participating re- tail outlets. This year the campaign was extended to January to coincide with the Parkes Elvis Festival. This enabled local retailers to capitalise from the 25,000 visitors at the festival.
Congratulations to the lucky winner, Pauline van der Merwe from Parkes who shopped at Byrne Clothing and Embroidery. She won a trip to Las Vegas valued at $4,000 – the prize tied in with Elvis Festival theme, Viva Las Vegas. Pauline has 12 months to redeem her prize.
Phoenix spreads its wings: From today The Parkes Phoenix will be available in Trundle, Tullamore, Tottenham and Bogan Gate every Friday. You can pick up your free copy at the Trundle Newsagency, Casho’s Café in Tullamore, Foodworks and the Post Office in Tottenham, and the Railway Hotel in Bogan Gate.
Trundle, Tullamore, Tottenham and Bogan Gate News: As we are spreading our wings to your region, please send us your news, photos and snippets to editor@ parkesphoenix.com.au.
Coffee with a Cop: Everybody is invited to join the officers from Lachlan Local Area Command on Thursday, 23rd Febru- ary at 10am at Café ‘n’ Ate, 249 Clarinda Street for a coffee. “Community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee,” said Superintendent Chris Taylor. “We hope commu- nity members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know our officers.” He explained the ma- jority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. These are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community. Contact Sen- ior Constable Daniel Greef with questions on 6862 9999.
Year of Plastic Bags: Parkes Library is again hosting the Parkes Local Waste to Art exhibition and competition. The community art exhibition and competition showcases imaginative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials. The aim is to challenge peoples’ perceptions about rubbish and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.
Entry is free and closes on Monday, 10th April at 1pm. The categories are: 2 Dimen- sional (poster/painting/collage/drawing); 3 Dimensional (sculpture/installation/video/ soundscape) and Functional (furniture, craftworks and wearable items). Within these categories there are sections for pri- mary school, secondary school, communi- ty, open (professional artists) and building or element of building/large sculpture. The most inspiring artwork in each section/cat- egory will receive a cash prize. An award will also be given to the work that best uses the Annual Waste Theme; Plastic bags and soft plastic packaging. Entry forms are available at any Parkes Shire Library, or from the website www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or email@example.com.