Parade: The line is wheel long

SNAPSHOT: Bathurst stores have decorated their windows as part of the Winter Festival. Dejorja's in Keppel Street looks amazing. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
SNAPSHOT: Bathurst stores have decorated their windows as part of the Winter Festival. Dejorja's in Keppel Street looks amazing. Photo: PHIL BLATCH

IT’S been in the centre of town for nearly two weeks, but the ferris wheel is still a very popular Bathurst Winter Festival attraction.

Parade is lucky to occupy a space in the office where she is often able to take a moment to enjoy the views across Kings Parade and Machattie Park. 

She can’t remember a single time since the ferris wheel opened where there hasn’t been some kind of line to ride the attraction.

On Sunday, deputy mayor Michael Coote said there had been a combined 15,000 tickets sold for the ferris wheel and two-storey carousel. 

Parade heard on Thursday that this figure had gone up quite a bit since then, to no surprise at all. 

Don’t keep your art in the dark

THE Evans Arts Council annual Amateur Art Competition and Sale is fast approaching, which means it is time for people to submit their best work.

One of the things Parade loves about the competition and sale is that there is a category for almost every medium.

It doesn’t matter if you are a drawer, painter, sculptor or photographer – any work you are proud of can be submitted for judging.  

The council has also added two new sections, print making and fibre art, so even more artists can be included. 

Prizes are available to the best entries in each section. 

If you’re a budding artist, Parade suggests you track down an entry form from the Evans Arts Council Facebook page and submit your work before the July 21 deadline. 

A visit from Jack Frost

PARADE doesn’t like admitting it, but she has been a little careless this winter.

Despite having a garage, she has been lazy in recent weeks and left her car outside overnight. 

Of course, the next morning she discovers Jack Frost has visited to teach her a lesson. 

It takes a while for Parade to defrost her car, even with the help of water, meaning quite often she arrives at work later than she would like. 

She has promised herself that it won’t happen again, but can she keep her word?