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Parkes RSL Sub Branch hosts Anzac biscuit baking competition

GET COOKING: Parkes RSL Sub-Branch president Keith Woodlands, Paul Thomas, Fran Dixon (Women's Auxiliary) and Ray Knights (vice president) are calling on all those keen Anzac biscuit bakers out there to enter their competition. Photo: Christine Little
GET COOKING: Parkes RSL Sub-Branch president Keith Woodlands, Paul Thomas, Fran Dixon (Women's Auxiliary) and Ray Knights (vice president) are calling on all those keen Anzac biscuit bakers out there to enter their competition. Photo: Christine Little

If you love baking biscuits then this new competition hosted by the Parkes RSL Sub Branch is just for you!

It's the biscuit that's stood the test of time and making them has become one tradition Australians use to commemorate Anzac Day.

The Parkes RSL Sub Branch is running an Anzac biscuit baking competition in the lead-up to Anzac Day.

It seems a very fitting way to help further mark the national day of mourning and remembrance this year when so many couldn't publicly last year.

The sub branch wasn't able to stage its usual commemorations and services in 2020 like all others because of the spread of Covid-19 - and community members were forced to recognise the day at home, in their lounge rooms or on their driveways.

The Anzac biscuit cooking competition is a state-wide competition, hosted by sub branches with Parkes' returned servicemen and women excited to see locals taking part.

With entries in Parkes now open, they're inviting residents of any age from across the shire to enter, get creative and cook up a storm.

They're also looking forward to the judging process!

There will be an adult and a junior section - though the junior section is only available at the local sub branch level - and participants can submit more than one entry.

The entries are to include nine biscuits for judging.

If the cooking itself isn't enough to entice you, there are some pretty sweet prizes up for grabs for the best biscuits.

The winner of the adults will receive $200 and the Keith Woodlands Memorial Trophy, plus qualify them for the district final. Runner-up will receive $100.

The competition is being conducted at three levels - local, district and state.

The junior winner will receive $100 and runner-up $50.

The competition will be conducted under the rules of NSW Health and conditions applicable to Covid-19.

Those interested can find the entry form at the front reception desk at the Parkes Services Club.

Entry fee is $5 and all biscuits must be delivered to the Boulevard Room at the Services Club between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday, April 17.

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