Moes for Movember fundraising organized by McClintocks of Forbes raised $2594.50. The winner of the raffle was drawn by Cr Liz McGlynn of the Bland Shire Council. The lucky winner was Brian Greenwood of Yass. What a great effort by the team at McClintocks.
Generous support by local fishermen. The Forbes Services Memorial Fishing Club generously donated the proceeds of the fundraising efforts to local organisations last Friday evening with a cheque presentation at the Forbes Services Memorial Club.
CanAssist Forbes Branch, Forbes Breast Cancer Support Group, Forbes Women’s Refuge, Forbes State Emergency Services, Forbes Central Rural Fire Brigade, Havannah House Ministries, Leukaemia Foundation, Forbes Sunshine Club, Salvation Army and the Forbes Torchbearers for Legacy were are beneficiaries and were
extremely grateful of the support afforded to them. The funds raised came directly from the weekly raffles held at the Services Club every Wednesday and Friday night. The raffles are part of the Club’s Community Chest program with a different organisation receiving the profits of the raffles each month. CanAssist Forbes branch have been named for the month of November followed by Torch Bearers for Legacy for December. Community organisations are welcome
to apply for their opportunity to benefit from the program and can call into the club during business hours for further information or to submit an application.
FHS held Purple Day for PBL where staff and students dressed in purple to promote the PBL Draw which will occur next week after the end of year presentation assembly. Christine Crawford and Robyne Cowhan, the canteen ladies, won the best dressed for the staff while Erin Turner was the best dressed female student on the day. PBL stands for Positive Behaviour for Learning which is a reward program for students who display good behaviour
and display the PBL values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Doing your Best. Students are given a purple slip by teachers and staff when they are practicing these values. The slips go into the draw to win a major prize twice a year. The PBL committee with assistance from the Student Representative Committee provided everyone with a free sausage sizzle and ice cream at lunch on Purple Day.
So guess who we found serving drinks on Friday night at Vanfest, none other than our local mayor Phyllis Miller who volunteered to help out.