NSW SES Yass Unit paints town orange on WOW Day

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) Yass Unit will be painting the town orange for Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day) on May 22, and is inviting everyone to join in the fun.

Volunteer support: NSW SES - Yass Unit members Kurt Bailey and Garry Buckley (Elvis) with Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey and councillors. Photo: Hannah Sparks

Volunteer support: NSW SES - Yass Unit members Kurt Bailey and Garry Buckley (Elvis) with Yass Valley mayor Rowena Abbey and councillors. Photo: Hannah Sparks

It's an opportunity to say thank you to SES volunteers, who perform emergency and rescue services in floods and storms, local member David Williams said.

"This is our chance to thank members and raise awareness of the community work we do. It's like an SES appreciation day," he said.

The local unit will be outside of Miller's Pharmacy, Yass, from 1pm to 4pm, with a free barbecue, SES truck and Yass and Hilltops SES Units' brand new billy cart, which will be racing down Rossi Street in the annual derby this November.

Everyone is welcome to have their photo taken in the billy cart, as well as behind Yass SES Unit's giant selfie photo frame.

Can't find anything orange? They will have plenty to dress up in.