I hope to see you all at the Australia Day celebrations. We have a full agenda of activities all day. There is the free Rotary breakfast from 7am to 9am at Apex Park and the Digger’s Family Swim is from 11am to 2pm with a free barbecue lunch and pool entry. Then at 5.30pm there will be food, live entertainment and plenty of fun activities at the Australia Day Party in the Park at Lions Park.
We encourage all families to pack a picnic, bring a rug or some chairs and settle in to enjoy the festivities concluding with the fireworks at 9pm from Bates Bridge.
It is a busy time in Forbes, with us welcoming the Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday. We are very excited to be transporting the baton in a dragon boat on Lake Forbes as a first and very unique way of celebrating its arrival in Forbes. We hope you can all join us and line the streets to welcome and cheer along the baton bearers, some of our outstanding citizens, and the convoy that has accompanied the baton on it’s longest ever relay in history.
From the Forbes Sport and Recreation Club, the baton will travel Lachlan Street down to Stephan Field (the skatepark) for the community celebration which will include live entertainment, ice-creams to cool off and a skating demonstration. Following this, the baton and convoy will make its way out to the Parkes Road.
Mayor Graeme Miller
Forbes Shire Council