Mayor calls on Cobar to celebrate “us”

The Cobar community has rallied in the face of tough times, planning a number of events and assistance measures to help the town in the wake of potentially devastating redundancies at Endeavor Mine.

Mayor Lilliane Brady is at the forefront of the effort to “cheer up” the town, organising a special dinner street party on April 9.

The event is one of a number planned in the coming weeks with Cobar Youth Council organising a Family Fun Day in Drummond Park, plus local hotels and clubs planning plenty of live entertainment.

Two of the town’s major annual events, Cobar Show and Cobar Races, are also approaching fast with their committees working hard to ensure the events are bigger and better than in previous years.

In addition to the entertainment and events, local organisations such as Cobar Business Association have been working on initiatives to ensure local businesses have as much support as possible.

Mayor Brady has urged all Cobar residents to take advantage of events being planned and celebrate living in our community.

“We’ll close the street and we’re providing some entertainment with John Peebles and much more.

“Everyone can come along, it’s not a fundraiser, it’s not promoting any one thing, it’s just for fun and celebrating because we’re in Cobar which is just the best town to be in,” Mayor Brady said.

She said the event will have a special liquor licence which allows guests to bring their own alcohol and food for the event.

“Our community is one of the best, we look after each other, and this is our chance to celebrate that,” Mayor Brady said.