WHAT a great job the staff and parents from Kelso High School did to create the costumes for the Bathurst Winter Festival.
Parade had a chance to see the Cirkus Surreal students on Saturday and was impressed with the outfits they were all wearing.
The costumes looked very professional and you had to look really closely to spot the everyday items that, with a bit of creativity, were turned into wearable art.
Parade noticed spoons and knives that had been turned into a crown of sorts, a mesh bag similar to what you would find on a bag of oranges that became a fascinator, and a some nuts and washers.
Their costumes definitely fitted with the cosmic paradise theme of the festival.
PRIZES ARE UP FOR GRABS IN RAIN RUN
WHILE on the topic of the winter festival, did you know you could win a prize by playing a game?
The game, Rain Run, is projected into Court House Lane and can be played after sunset with a smart phone.
Whoever tops the leader board each day will win a prize, so get playing.
SOME RELIEF, BUT IT ISN'T ENOUGH
HOW good was it on Monday to see some rain?
Bathurst has definitely been without its fair share, so much so that Parade couldn't remember the last time it had rained during daylight hours.
Of course, the amount forecast for Monday was only about three millimetres, so it was not really enough to do much good for Chifley Dam.
Last time the Western Advocate spoke to Weatherzone, the meteorologist reported that July was likely to receive near-on the long-term average rainfall for the month.
Admittedly the month only started recently, but already Parade is starting to question if it's really possible to find another 40mm before July 31.
While there is between a 40 and 70 per cent chance of rain every day this week, at the moment each day is expected to produce 1mm or less.
Maybe there will be some joy next week, but Parade isn't getting her hopes up.