PARADE wonders if we ever get old enough to lose our fascination with snow.
From what we’ve seen in recent weeks, the answer is no – at least not in Bathurst.
The Bathurst region is fortunate enough to get a bit of snow every year while not getting enough for us to become complacent.
Over the past month or so the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a number forecasts for snow in the high country around the region and each time the news has been happily seized upon by our readers on Facebook, in particular.
Sometimes the forecast has proved spot on, several times it hasn’t but each new forecast seemed to bring new hope that this time the snow might really be on the way.
And when the snow did finally fall on Thursday morning, the response was just as enthusiastic.
The Advocate started reported from early in the day that there had been overnight falls in Black Springs, Sunny Corner and Oberon and the news quickly spread like wildfire across social media.
And when there were just the lightest flutters of snow in town, the excitement went up another notch altogether.
It’s just fantastic to see.
We live in a world where cynical seems to be the status quo, so it’s great to see people – adults and children – still able to get excited about something as simple as snow.
Parade wonders when we’ll see some more.
An honour for councillors
CONGRATULATIONS to the nine councillors elected to represent our region for the next three years, and particularly to the three new faces in the chamber.
It is a great honour to be elected to represent your community, but also a great responsibility that should not be taken lightly.
It’s been a long week for the handful of candidates who remained in the mix until the final distribution of preferences and Parade particularly feels for a couple who came so close without getting across the line.
All the candidates deserve our thanks for putting their hand up to serve at a time when plenty of people are happy to criticise from the sidelines.