Orange City Council is hosting a free lunch for new residents on Sunday, May 27 at Orange Botanic Gardens.
Mayor Reg Kidd said the event was designed to welcome new residents but also put them in touch with a range of services they might be interested in.
“For example we’ve invited a range of sporting clubs, Rotary clubs and various hobby clubs to come along as well,” Cr Kidd said.
“It makes it an easy point of contact for people who have moved here and want to find out how to sign their kids up to soccer or basketball, or want to join the local car club or CWA.”
Cr Kidd said the “casual lunch” was about providing information to adults while also entertaining youngsters, with a jumping castle among the distractions for little ones.
“The adults can then spend time getting to know each other and getting to know what their new community in Orange has to offer,” he explained.
“Council staff, councillors and a few local politicians will be there to help answer as many questions as we can.
“It’s usually a very well attended event and anyone who has moved here in the last year or so is welcome to come along.”
The lunch is on at the Orange Botanic Gardens from 11am to 1pm. Bookings are essential.
Please RSVP to council’s events officer by Friday by calling 6393 8000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.