Pun­ters brave wind for show

Narrogin Observer - - Observer News - Sjanna San­dalova

The 126th Katan­ning Agri­cul­tural Show did not fail to live up to tra­di­tion de­spite wind gusts of up to 68km/h.

From a show­case of the re­gion’s top-notch lo­cal pro­duce to fam­ily fun ac­tiv­i­ties and events, there was some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy.

Show pres­i­dent Leisha Wood said she was pleased with the turnout of about 6000 peo­ple.

“Given the weather, we were ex­pect­ing the num­bers to be down, but they weren’t and we were pleas­antly sur­prised. I think the free en­try re­ally helped,” she said.

“The crowds were re­ally well spread out across the en­tire venue. The cook­ing show was pop­u­lar as well as the rides.”

All shows and at­trac­tions were well sup­ported. How­ever, be­cause of a par­vovirus out­break, the dog show had to be can­celled.

“Due to the out­break of parvo, we couldn’t get enough en­trants, un­for­tu­nately,” Mrs Wood said.

“But that didn’t seem to de­ter any­body. The Katan­ning sheers went off re­ally well and the swag and wag pet pa­rade was also a hit.”

Ru­mours of the fire­works be­ing can­celled fiz­zled out when the wind dropped just in time to fin­ish the night off with a bang.

Pic­tures: Sjanna San­dalova

The fire bri­gade was on hand to teach chil­dren the im­por­tance of emer­gency ser­vices.

Kevin New­man and Mike Hob­ley, of Katan­ning Ro­tary Club.

The Katan­ning shear­ing and wool-han­dling com­pe­ti­tion.

Chil­dren en­joyed feed­ing the farm an­i­mals.

Michael with Tuxedo, the sheep from Woodanilling.

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