Forbes Public School Raffle: Forbes Small Engine Specialists donated a Polaris Outlaw 50 as the major prize for the Forbes Public School P&C raffle! Support the local school and win the Polaris 50 in your choice of pink or blue. The winner will be drawn at the Family Fun Market Day on 26th November at the school’s Lakeside oval. Tickets are selling for $2 each or 3 for $5. Raffle tickets will be on sale at Bernardi’s IGA on 3rd, 23rd and 30th September; 13th, 20th and 27th October and 10th, 17th and 25th November.
Forbes Neighbourhood Watch News: We would like to thank Senior Constable Daniel Greef, the Crime Prevention Officer in the Lachlan Local Area Command for keeping us informed about crime. Contact 6862 9936 if you want a free home security assessment done by Daniel. The BBQ at Bernardi’s IGA on 23rd July was a great day to inform the community about our work. On Saturday, 30th July we took part in National Tree Day. Committee members are preparing for the Forbes Home Security and Safety Expo on 16th Oct. Our community information trailer will be parked in the Woolworths car park tomorrow to answer questions or listen to concerns. We will also be at the Forbes Show on 9th and 10th September, so please look out for our new flags. Our next meeting is on 5th September at the Forbes Service Memorial Club at 7.30pm.
Friends of the Forbes Hospital: The AGM of Friends of the Forbes Hospital was held on 5th August and the following office bearers were elected: President – Ann Williams; 1st Vice President – Norm Haley; 2nd Vice President – Wilma Hepburn, Secretary/Treasurer – Gloria Haley; Assistant Secretary/Treasurer – Jean Hodges; Publicity Officer – Lee Reynolds and Patrons – Val Price and Gladys Brenner. Two new members joined – Christine Pout and Fiona Stevenson – pushing membership up to 13. More members are always welcome. The community’s generous support has helped to swell the funds of the organisation to help the hospital acquire much needed equipment.
Physiotherapy at Forbes Medical Centre: The Forbes Medical Centre (FMC) has recently added physiotherapy to the range of specialist and allied health services provided at the practice. Alyssa Crowe, who previously worked at the Forbes Hospital, has returned to Forbes to commence weekly sessions at FMC. The service will increase subject to demand. Alyssa will be available every Friday from late August. For an appointment phone 6851 1300.
Fashion with a Conscience: Salvos Stores will be supporting National Op Shop Week from Sunday. Fashion with a Conscience encourages customers to reuse, recycle and reinvent fashion by shopping at Salvos Stores. Salvos Stores not only divert 15,000 tonnes of clothing and household items per year from landfill, but if every Australian recycled one T-shirt per year, we would recover billions of litres of water!