This Saturday 11 April a Street Parade and Military Memorabilia event will be held as part of the 100 Year of ANZAC commemorations. This event will be a prelude to the ANZAC services that will be held throughout the Shire on 25 April.
The Street Parade will commence at 10.30am and will include Military equipment, the Lithgow Living History re-enactment group and other vintage machinery and community groups. At the conclusion of the Street Parade there will be military displays, food and refreshments at the RSL Sub-branch Museum. A special performance from the Macquarie Male Choir and a military re-enactment from the Lithgow Living History group will also take place.
The unveiling of the sculpture of “The Light Horse” designed and created by local sculptor Harrie Fasher will be held at 11.30am in the grounds of the Oberon RSL Sub-Branch Museum. This tribute to those who served in World War 1 has been made possible via a grant from the Centenary of ANZAC fund.
The Easter period is traditionally a busy time for visitors to the area and despite the rainy weather, this year was no exception. It was pleasing to see a large number of shops and restaurants open over the long weekend to cater to the huge influx of visitors. The Oberon Visitor Information Centre had 674 visitors through the door over the long weekend. The main enquiries were for suitable mushrooming locations, fossicking, camping spots, people visiting Jenolan Caves and Mayfield Garden. The Tablelands Way Farmers Markets were also extremely busy on Saturday and it was great to see the town so busy.
Work commenced last week on installing new lighting poles at the Oberon Netball Courts.
I am sure the Oberon Netball players will appreciate the addition of lights, particularly for training in winter months when it is dark quite early.
Mayor John McMahon