30 January 2024

Australia Day was another fantastic day to celebrate our amazing town and community. 

More than 1000 people attended one or all of the events held on the day, including the Rotary Community Breakfast, the Citizenship Ceremony and the Party in the Park.
The night before Australia Day we celebrated with our 2024 Citizens of the Year. Young Citizen of the Year - Jessica Ashcroft, Senior Citizen of the Year – Deirdre Quirk and Citizens of the Year – Cheryl and Rex Barton. It really was a lovely day to celebrate our town and our community.

I am so pleased to finally report the scaffolding is down and our beloved Vampire Jet has never looked better. It is now as solid as can be and after several new coats of paint and new decals is looking as good as it did the first day it wheeled onto the runway.
Oral Historian Rob Willis, has thoroughly researched the actual history of the jet and will be recording it for another QR video and audio history for our Digital Heritage Trail.

Are you new to town? Please come along to our Welcome to Forbes event. You can meet Councillors, connect with other families and meet the dedicated volunteers of our service and community groups.
It is a lovely evening and such a great way to find out more about your new community. Please invite anyone you know who is new to the area – we only have these events twice a year so it lovely to catch up. It will be on Thursday 15 February, starting at 6pm at the Forbes Inn – you can RSVP or ask any questions to Council’s events officer by 9 February. We look forward to meeting you there.

Enjoy your week, and God bless.

Phyllis Miller, OAM Forbes Mayor