Stork News: Brock and Annah White from Canowindra are excited to announce the arrival of their twins Pippa Mae White weighing 6 pound 7 oz and Leo Arthur White weighing 6 pound 14 oz on 6th August 2019. Older siblings Bodhi, Sophie, Tamika and Lucy White were very excited to meet the new additions to the family! Grandparents are Marianne and Hoss Stonestreet and Ann and Merv Stenhouse. Stamp Price to Rise: Australia Post have lodged a draft notification with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) seeking an increase to the Basic Postage Rate (BPR) from $1.00 to $1.10. Along with the information provided to the ACCC are proposed business letter price increases as well. Australia Post are proposing that these price increases will take effect from January 2020.
Daffodil Day: The Cancer Council is urging Canowindra residents to show their support for the Daffodil Day Appeal this August by donating to life-saving research to give more than hope to those affected by cancer. The Daffodil Day Appeal will take place on Friday 23 August 2019 out the front of the IGA in Canowindra. The Cancer Council will be accepting cash donations with pins and fresh daffodils for sale. Thanks to investment in research over many years, amazing advancements have been made in cancer prevention, screening and treatment – helping to increase survival rates from 49% in the 1980s to 69% today. This year, Daffodil Day celebrates 33 years of turning Australia yellow, with Cancer Council aiming to raise more than $4 million for cancer research through online donations, and by recruiting more than 3,110 volunteers to staff around 420 sites on Daffodil Day in NSW alone.
Canowindra Community Reading Day: Will be held on Wednesday 21st August from 9.30am to 12.30pm at St Edward’s School in Canowindra. The special guest illustrator for 2019 is Nathaniel Eckstrom. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this community event promoting the value of reading. Fruit break and a BBQ lunch will be provided.
Way Back When: Thanks to Bob Robson for coming into the office with this great photo for our Way Back When section! This is Col Robson Senior in about 1927 harvesting grain the old fashioned way near Bangaroo. If you have an old photo please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org