Fire Station Open Day: Take the family tomorrow to the Open Day at the Forbes Fire Station at 46 Templar Street from 10 am to 2pm to meet your local fire fighters. Children will be able to see the fire engines and fire fighting equipment, while some free items and a Brigade Kids activity booklet will be available. Activities on offer include fire fighting demonstrations, station tours and fire safety preventions. Advice on installing or replacing smoke alarms, and preparing a home fire escape plan will also be available, as well as a free sausage sizzle.
Fire Services NSW is focusing on fire prevention in the kitchen this year, urging people to Keep Looking When Cooking. “Almost half of house fires start in the kitch- en,” said Station Commander Brian Clarke
Congratulations Don!: Members of the Forbes & District Historical Society were pleased to hear that Don Rath, one of our volunteers, was named Forbes Heritage Volunteer of the Year. Don has spent many years at the museum doing various tasks. If you would like to visit the museum, we are open daily from 2 to 4pm. Group and social bookings are welcome. Please call 6851 6600 for more information.
Forbes Food Revolution: Love good food? Come to the Church in the School- yard on Johnson Street today between 10am and 1pm to enjoy food tasting, cook- ing demonstrations and even a presenta- tion on compost! The kids will love the fun food workshops, jumping castle and spray- on tattoos. Everyone is welcome!
Free cuppa for the driver: Motorists are encouraged to take advantage of the last few days of the scheme to get a free cuppa before the end of the month when it comes to an end.
The scheme operates each year from 1st March to 31st May, and is a partnership between 22 councils, Roads and Maritime Services and more than 90 local participat- ing businesses in Central and South West NSW.
Drivers who have travelled more than 100 kilometres from the address on their driver’s licence are eligible for a free cuppa at participating businesses.
The Free Cuppa team is looking forward to seeing how many free cuppas were giv- en out this year as the number of participating businesses has increased from 68 last year to 92 this year. Over 2,000 free cuppas were handed out last year.