Champion Chook Girl: Seven-year-old April Bermingham has a great love for all animals, but she is making a name for herself and her chooks at shows in the Central West. She has more than 40 chickens and started to enter them at shows this year. She has won more than ten first prizes and seven second prizes at three shows so far for her Polish chickens, Silkies and Aconas. She clinched a best in class and a second prize at the Forbes Show, had four
winners and three seconds at the Bedgerabong Show and six winners and three seconds in Parkes. April also has three ducks, and won reserve champion with her duck at Bedgerabong. According to April’s dad, Shannon, his daughter spends all her time with the animals on their seven-acre property.
Forbes Neighbourhood Watch (FNW) art competition: FNW is working with other service providers in the community to increase awareness on the importance of safety and security by running an art competition for children in the Forbes community. The themes are: K – 6 Community Safety; 7 – 12 Raising awareness of domestic violence/positive relationships. Artworks need to be on A3 or A4 and can be digital, paintings, drawings or other medium. The competition closes on 21st October and winners will be announced on 28th October. Prizes will be paid in Find it in Forbes vouchers. For more information contact Maree Yapp on 6852 3008; Senior Constable Daniel Greef on 6862 9977, or Maria Peterson on 6851 2716.
The Boscars 2016 Gala Dinner: As we enter spring, excitement for The Boscars 2016 Gala Dinner is building. Tickets are on sale until Wednesday, 12th October unless sold out prior. So get in early and plan your table now. With a combination of experience and fresh ideas the 2016 event committee will deliver a fun and memorable evening. People’s Choice voting is currently underway so don’t forget to head to www.forbesboscars.com.au to place your vote. This special award category will recognise Forbes’ most popular tradie and most popular business. Have you worked with a tradie who’s gone above and beyond and done an amazing job? Make sure you get them in the running!