The Festival of the Miner’s Ghost committee held another planning meeting on Thursday night at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club to discuss the progress of this year’s festival activities.
Museum curator Kaye Stingemore informed the meeting of her plan to run ‘Anzac Walking Tours’ of the cemetery as part of this year’s festival weekend activities.
Mrs Stingemore said the guided walk will visit the graves of many returned soldiers and Cobar citizens with ANZAC stories.
“There will be a handout on details of all graves of interest which will allow people to also do their own tours later.
She said there will be a small cost for the tours and all proceeds will go to the RSL Sub-Branch for the War Memorial in Drummond Park.
Mrs Stingemore said the tour will be approximately an hour long and advised that sensible walking shoes and hats should be worn for the cemetery tour.
At the meeting Cobar Youth & Fitness centre manager Narelle Kriz reported the ‘Peaks of Colour’ colour fun run is going full steam ahead.
Ms Kriz said the run will be conducted on Saturday morning over 5km with five colour ‘bombing stations’ on the circuit.
She said in addition to prizes for the winners, there will be lots of other giveaways for colour run participants.
Other festival events that were discussed at the meeting included: Peak Gold Mine surface tours, The Golden Dash children’s fun run, Hospital Bed Races, markets and entertainment in Drummond Park, a Miner’s Ghost Masquerade Party at the Services Club, a Dust Bowl Fuel Burners Car Club display and an art exhibition to be organised by the Cobar Arts Council.