Spring Photo Competition: It is that time of year again. The Forbes Phoenix is running its annual Spring Photo Competition where we are looking for your best and brightest Spring snaps taken in and around beautiful Forbes. This year, Sarah Hodge from Essjay Photography is sponsoring the competition. Sarah is a storytelling genius who loves adventure and finds great joy in capturing special moments. Sarah’s clients are treated more like friends and sessions are laid back in order to capture authentic and unique moments.
Essjay Photography is located in Forbes and has been operating for over ten years. The business is ever expanding and offers family, weddings, business, and personal photography. Winners of the Spring Photo Competition will win a $200 voucher from Essjay Photography. Submissions can be made on the Forbes Phoenix Facebook page, or emailed to email@example.com. The Forbes Phoenix will accept entries until the end of October 2020.
Learn To Ride Locally: Nu Walla Equestrian is a horse-riding establishment situated 20 minutes from the heart of Forbes. Owner and operator Amba McGoldrick has had a lifelong passion for horses, dressage and teaching the basic principles of riding and horsemanship to the next generation of young horse enthusiasts, as well as adults wanting to learn or refine their dressage skills.
Lessons are conducted in the 60 by 20 metre sand dressage arena, which is also available for hire. For further details on lesson pricing and availability, view their website www.nuwallaequestrian.com.au.
Harry Awarded: Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack MP, visited Forbes on Tuesday to hand deliver Forbes’ Harry Coggan his 75th Anniversary medallion. The commemorative medallion and certificate are available to all living veterans of the Second World War and Harry was privileged to receive his first-hand on Tuesday afternoon in Victoria Park.
“While Australia can never repay the debt that we owe almost one million Australians who served, this medallion and certificate are a small but meaningful way we can thank living veterans of the largest global conflict of the 20th century. The design of the commemorative certificate complements the medallion. The design includes the Commonwealth Coat of Arms, ‘Australia Remembers’ wording, and the beginning and end year of 75 years of the anniversary, that is, 1945 –2020,” Australia Government Department of Veteran Affairs.