Public School Run Marathon: Year 6 students spent the day running a mon- ster marathon on Monday to raise money for their end of year gift to the school. “I am aiming to run 50km this year, I ran 42km last year. I run most of the way but also walk and have a chat,” said student Deegan Hogan. “A student has to be on the track at all times, it’s a fun day and is all about movement and socialising with one another,” said teacher Donna McLaughlan. The group are aiming to raise around $300 and each student completed at least 4 laps of the course which is about 1km long.
Driving in Foggy Conditions: Avoid using your high-beam headlights in fog, as fog consists of tiny water droplets that spread and reflect light. Be sure to still have your lights on low beam and drive with caution.
Junior Pythons and Pythonetties: There will be no training or games played during the school holidays. Enjoy your time off!
Cowra Job Summit: Local employers will be given the tools to help them find the right person for the job on Thursday the 27th of July. The Summit aims to show businesses how they can best match workers to local positions, while also improving employment prospects.
Taronga Zoo awarded gold for sustainability: Taronga’s environmental sustain- ability program is driven by commitment to improving efficiency, integrating sus- tainability and engaging people and the community to act in a manner that is more environmentally conscious. To be awarded gold the zoo undertook a three-year audit of operations, strategic commitment and investment in sustainability.
Funding Available: Member for Orange Philip Donato encourages not for profit groups to apply for the funding request through the 2017 Community Building Partnership Program. Applications are open from Monday the 26th of June and close on Monday the 9th of August. More information can be found here www.com- munitybuildingpartnership.nsw.gov.au
Red Nose Day: Is on Friday the 30th of June and raises money for babies and chil- dren who die suddenly and unexpectedly. Stillbirths account for 71% of all sudden and unexpected babies’ deaths in Austral- ia. Red Nose is contributing $199,055 and 100% of all proceeds raised on Red Nose day will go to vital research, educational programs and support for sudden and unexpected death in infancy.
Calling All Canowindra Businesses: It’s that time of the year again to enter the best dressed Christmas in July window display! Dress up your shop front for the month of July to be in the running to win some great prizes. This competition will be run by the Phoenix and we encourage all business owners to get into the festive spirit.