On Monday, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales and his wife, Linda Hurley travelled to Forbes to thank volunteers and emergency service personnel who assisted during the recent floods. He was also met with flood-affected farmers, key agencies involved in the flood operation and visited the students and staff at Bedgerabong School. His Excellency thoroughly enjoyed his time in Forbes and
everyone involved appreciated being able to talk to him about their experiences during the flood.
The Somewhere Down the Lachlan Sculpture Forbes $20,000 Acquisition Prize and Open $4000 Prize winners were announced at the official opening last Thursday night. It was nice to catch up with the judge Clive Calder from Manly and to see residents and visitors in attendance. The winner of the Acquisition Prize was The Hunter by Damian Vick and the Open Prize winner was The Mark Maker by Brett Garling.
If you haven’t had a chance to have a look at the sculptures in Albion Park or around town, they are definitely worth a look. The Forbes BOSCARS Business Awards Gala Dinner is tonight. It is a wonderful night to celebrate business excellence in our town and I congratulate all the businesses that have been nominated.
Tomorrow is the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, which is an event Council is supporting for Children’s Week. It is from 9.30am to 1pm at Victoria Park and will be a great day out for the whole family.
Mayor Graeme Miller