A Busy Weekend At The Showground: The Parkes Showground was a bustling hive of activity last weekend. The famous CanAssist Garage Sale – the biggest and best in the Central West – was held in the Pavilion over two days. It was another hugely popular event. Hundreds of savvy locals not only bagged a bargain while raising money for a worthy cause, but they also made a difference to the environment. Buying second hand goods helps keep quality items out of the landfill and lessens the burden on our planet. The box sale was very popular, and the furniture auction managed to move quite a few items. The volunteer’s efforts over the weekend raised $10,000 for CanAssist. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it, the next sale will be held in early August.
The National Limousin Junior Show was held at the Parkes Showground from Friday – Sunday. The event attracted 106 young competitors and their families from all around Australia. Livestock handlers aged between 6 years to 25 years compet- ed for ribbons and trophies at the annual competition, which gives the youngsters the chance to develop and showcase skills that will set them up for a future in the beef industry.
The Parkes Harness Racing Club race meeting was also held at the showground on Sunday. Dozens of racing enthusiasts enjoyed the trackside sunshine for some family friendly fun as part of the club’s winter racing program that started in June.
Kids’ Day Out TODAY: Kids across the Parkes Shire are invited to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre today between 11am – 3pm for a day full of school holi- day fun, with plenty of free and affordably priced entertainment.
Parkes Shire Council’s Tourism Leader, Jaimee Timmins said, “last school holidays, over 400 children took part in the first Kids Day Out. Given its success we wanted to bring the event back bigger and better, with new activities to keep the kids entertained.”
“And not to forget the big kids – adults can also join the fun! Browse the range of mar- ket stalls selling local produce and goods throughout the day.”
Patrons can look forward to free entry to the Kings Castle and motor museum, jumping castle, outdoor games and kids activities, performance by Parkes School of Dance at 11am, a Fidget Spinner Challenge at 1pm, Market Stalls, with many more exciting things on offer.