The volunteers of the Forbes Railway Arts and Visitor Information Centre enjoyed a special afternoon tea at the Forbes Town Hall last week to celebrate the group’s 25 year anniversary.
During the afternoon tea, Mayor Phyllis Miller presented Merle Churchill, Anne Nixon, Dorothy Findlay and Pearl McGuire with gold life membership badges for 25 years of service. Mayor Miller also presented certificates of
appreciation to Judith Taylor, Lyn Simmonds and Maureen Moon for their years of service, hard work and dedication. Mayor Miller said she was honoured to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the volunteers.
“For 25 years the volunteers at the Forbes Railway Arts and Visitor Information Centre have welcomed our visitors to Forbes and personalised their visit, given them a warm country welcome and excellent service,” Mayor Miller said.
“During that time Forbes residents and visitors have also enjoyed the beautiful handcrafts, arts, baking, jams and relishes made by these volunteers.” “The time they have dedicated to our centre is invaluable to the visitor economy of Forbes and all of our volunteers have played a key role in improving the experience our visitors have while in Forbes.”