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Grey Mardi Gras funding discussed

Cobar Shire Councillors are in favour of holding another Grey Mardi Gras festival again next year. The matter was discussed at Wednesday’s April Ordinary Council Meeting with all councillors agreeing that the festival had been of great benefit to the town. Cr Jarrod Marsden however said he was wary about […]

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Mardi Gras fun for all ages

Cobar’s first ever Grey Mardi Gras proved to be a huge success with locals and visitors of all ages getting into the retro spirit. Cobar Preschool (pictured above) was one of many local groups to take part in Saturday’s parade, while Friday’s dance lessons proved popular before the sold-out dinner […]

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Getting our groove on for Grey Mardi Gras

Local resident May Higgins (seated at centre) has lived through Cobar in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and has watched four more generations of her extended family grow up here. May and her family are all excited about Cobar’s inaugural Grey Mardi Gras event this weekend and dug out their […]

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Grey Mardi Gras is an attention grabber

An idea that came up in a Cobar Shire Council workshop, the Grey Mardi Gras, is already getting plenty of attention. Cr Bob Sinclair’s idea for a unique festival for Cobar is also getting plenty of funding with Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visiting last week to hand over […]