Packed for 20th Robe River Rodeo

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with a prize giv­ing cer­e­mony, af­ter which rev­ellers danced away un­til the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing to live mu­sic from Peace Love, Hooli­gan and the Rene­gades.

Rodeo com­mit­tee mem­ber Don In­nall was also recog­nised for more than 20 years of ser­vice.

Robe River Rodeo pres­i­dent Mar­cus Bre­den­hann said there had been a pleas­ing turnout for the 20th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions.

“For the dif­fi­cult times we are go­ing through cur­rently, it’s been a great turn out,” he said.

“My com­mit­tee mem­bers have been amaz­ing; there’s been a lot of hard vol­un­teer work lead­ing up to this event. We still have one com­mit­tee mem­ber, Don In­nall, who was on the orig­i­nal com­mit­tee … to recog­nise his ser­vice we are nam­ing the arena af­ter him next year.”

Mr Bre­den­hann said the event ex­ceeded his ex­pec­ta­tions but he hoped to make it even big­ger and bet­ter in 2016.

“This is the first year since I’ve been here that we’ve catered for kids, with the disco, pet­ting farm, photo booth and the kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties,” he said.

“We’ve ex­panded the grounds out to get a big­ger area for the bar … next year we hope to im­prove the grounds and give the arena a much-needed re­vamp.

“I think we gave it a good birth­day this year, but it still needs a lot of work in years to come.”

Pic­tures: Court­ney Fowler

Maddi Ed­wards placed sec­ond in the steer un-dec­o­rat­ing, closely be­hind win­ner Alysha Fin­ni­gan.

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