Lake Inverell

Grandparents are superheroes too!

18 September 2018

GENERATIONS of families and friends will come together to celebrate seniors in Inverell in October thanks to a NSW Government grant for Grandparents Day afternoon tea to show gratitude for local grandparents.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall recently announced that Inverell Shire Council has received $6,507 to bring Grandparents Day to life with a Superhero themed afternoon tea on Sunday 28 October at Inverell Town Hall.

“Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to the seniors in our community, and Council is offering a great way to give back with a free family event at Inverell Town Hall complete with a visit from Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Captain America,” Mr. Marshall said.

“I hope to see Inverell residents young and old enjoying Grandparents Day and I encourage everyone to bring their grandparents or the older people in their lives along to the Superhero Afternoon Tea.”

Council mayor Paul Harmon said the free event will celebrate older people and grandparents by offering a free afternoon tea prepared by local high school students, display from Nick King’s Academy, photo booth and an acrobatic Superhero stage show.

“Grandparents Day in Inverell Shire has been increasing in popularity year by year and last year’s event was booked out. We’re delighted to receive funding for the event next month,” Cr Harmon said.

NSW Grandparents Day celebrates the role grandparents and older people play in communities across NSW, and is held annually on the last Sunday in October. The day was launched by the NSW Government in 2011.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said that more than $200,000 has been delivered to councils, schools, and community organisations to hold Grandparents Day celebrations this October.

“Grandparents Day gives us a chance to recognise the older people in our lives for the invaluable contributions they make to their families and communities,” Mrs. Davies said.

Last year, the NSW Government doubled the amount of funding available to organisations so they could deliver a diverse range of events that reach more people. In 2018, NSW Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday 28 October, while the NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 24 October.

The Inverell Grandparents Day event will be held Sunday 28 October from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Inverell Town Hall. Bookings are essential to Council on 6728 8288.

Inverell Shire Council mayor Paul Harmon with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.

Image: Inverell Shire Council mayor Paul Harmon with Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.

For further information contact:
Fiona Adams
Inverell Shire Council | PO Box 138, Inverell NSW 2360 | (02) 6728 8288 | Fiona.Adams@inverell.nsw.gov.au

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