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Council Investigating Elvis Walk Of Fame Down Under

November 07, 2005 | Other
Parkes Shire Council has given in principle support for the establishment of an Elvis Walk of Fame in Parkes, NSW, Australia. This follows a request from the Parkes Elvis Festival committee for the establishment of a Hollywood style walk to commemorate Australian rock 'n roll legends. The concept would see each nominated `legend' having his or her name engraved onto a bronze star for positioning along the walk. Parkes has become famous for its Elvis weekend in January and already the town is booked out for the 2006 staging. Organisers have even put out a request for home billeting - such is the demand for accommodation.

Throughout its history, the Elvis weekend has included a ceremony on the Sunday at Bushman's Dam where an Australian rock ‘n roll star is commemorated on a wall of fame. Discussion at the last Parkes Shire Council meeting on the exact location of the proposed Walk of Fame saw several sites mentioned including a section through the avenue of trees at Bushman's Dam leading to the current Elvis memorial wall. Other suggestions included Cooper Park opposite the Moonraker Motor Inn or a section in Clarinda Street to be established in conjunction with the main street beautification plan. As a result, council decided to leave all options open when investigating possible sites.
Source:Elvis Information Network