Fundraising For Brain Cancer Walk: A local couple and their friend were hard at work on Saturday manning a stall outside Woolworths to raise money for a charity walk they will be commencing on May 9th. “The bacon and egg rolls are going like hot cakes!” said Phillip, fiancé of Anne Maree who came up with the idea of the walk; “Lots of people have just made donations without actually buying anything.” If you’d like to support Anne Maree and Phillip they are also hosting a family fun day at the Macquarie Inn in Dubbo on May 1st.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo Giveaway!
Have you ever wondered how long a giraffe’s tongue is? Or how quickly a rhino can run? Don’t stay in the dark about your favourite animals, enter our competition and you could have a chance to get up close and personal with the furry, scaly and feathery friends at Taronga Zoo! To enter, simply cut out the competition form on page 11 of this paper and drop it into our office or go to www.parkesphoenix.com.au and enter online. Entries close on Wednesday 20th April.
Lest We Forget: ANZAC Day is just around the corner and though this is a day of two-up and catching up with friends it is also a day to remember the fallen. If you would like to commemorate a loved one or family member with a poppy tribute to them in next week’s edition, please call Rhi on 6344 1846.
Help For Cyclone Victimes In Fiji: A cake stall was set up outside of Parkes Stationery and Office Furniture on Saturday 2nd April to help fundraise for victims of tropical cyclone Winston in Fiji. The Parkes FijianAssociation provided entertainment whilst the P&F Committee of the Parkes Christian School and Parkes Stationery manned the stall. Many items were donated on the day including school supplies, books, toys and clothes. Parkes Stationery and Parkes Fijians Association would like to thank the generosity of people who made cakes for the stall, donated their time, purchased goods and made monetary donations. $1,300 was raised and will be fully utilised to help rebuild the school in Nasautoka Village.
Top Tradie: Travis Boland from Boland Construction was hard at work last week. Good luck Travis, you’re in for a chance of winning a $100 voucher from Totally Workwear! Do you know a top tradie who deserves a treat? Send us a Facebook message or email firstname.lastname@example.org