The Town Hall was decorated in a candy canes theme to create a festive atmosphere. There was music and activities for the children. Nibbles and drinks were served first, followed by a smorgasbord of delicious and beautifully presented food: a choice of five meats, salads and desserts. The Forbes community donated gifts for children, teens and adults.
The lunch was made possible by the generous donations of individuals, community groups and businesses, while the Forbes Shire Council donated the use of the Town Hall.
Havannah House would like to thank all who contributed to this event and to the group of dedicated volunteers who prepared and presented a very special lunch for a most appreciative group of recipients.
Movie trip: Neighbourhood Central’s first Monthly Movie trip to Orange will be on Thursday, 23rd February to see Hidden Figures. The day includes lunch in Orange. Call Monica on 6851 4550 for more information.
ANZAC Competition: The Nationals’ Member for Riverina and Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack is inviting students from the Central West to participate in his popular ANZAC Day writing competition. “Each year (this being the seventh), I produce a commemorative booklet about ANZAC Day, which is distrib- uted to every household in the electorate. A highlight for many is the ANZAC writing competition for students.”
The Minister wrote to more than 120 primary and high schools in the electorate en- couraging students to contribute an original piece on “ANZAC Day in the Riverina and Central West”. Two winners will be chosen from each quarter of the electorate. Entries must be received by the Wagga Wagga electorate office by Monday, 6th March.
Forbes Handicraft Centre: The next market day is tomorrow at the front of the shop in Lachlan Street, from 9am to 1 pm. On offer will be fresh farm produce and in season fruit and vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash. Also fresh farm eggs, a variety of plants, home cooking such as cakes, slices and biscuits, new supplies of handmade and handcrafted goods and homemade milk ice blocks in different flavours and a new line of homemade ice cream perfect for the hot weather.