The Forbes Council’s Community Development section, in conjuction with the Forbes Olympic Pool, have provided our community with a seaside holiday destination without having to leave Forbes. Over 40 tonnes of sand was delivered to the pool and placed in front of a painted backdrop of a sparkling sea, blue, blue sky and palm trees, which has created a beach. So not only can you now swim at the pool, you can also play beach volleyball, cricket and other games!
Families swarmed to the Summer Beach Party at the Forbes Olympic Pool last Friday, and “a crowd of over 200 people had a terrific night,” said Blake Nicholson, Forbes Council’s Community Relations Officer. As if the swimming, beach games and free sausage sizzle weren’t enough the crowd also enjoyed grooving to DJ Jabba’s electronic up beat music. Once night fell the beach enthusiasts happily set up their deck chairs in the sand to watch the 2016 comedy The Boss, starring Melissa McCarthy.
If you missed out, don’t worry because The Beach will be at the pool for the rest of the school holidays at no additional cost to the entry fee.
Get your friends, beat the heat and head down to the Forbes Beach this holiday!
By Dianne Collie