Fes­ti­val draws crowds from far afield

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Wick­epin’s Facey Fes­ti­val has capped off a busy week­end as hun­dreds from the re­gion and be­yond flocked to the town for a va­ri­ety of events.

The highly an­tic­i­pated fes­ti­val kicked off on Fri­day night with the Arty Party at Wick­epin Town Hall.

Close to 200 guest filled out the hall which show­cased an ar­ray of work as Car­men McFaull’s “Crowd Pleaser” claimed the Ac­quis­i­tive Prize. “The Art Prize open­ing night Arty Party and Feast on Art long ta­ble lunch (Sun­day) were a sell­out and the hall looked spec­tac­u­lar,” or­gan­iser Lee Parker said.

“The cal­i­bre of art on show was ex­tremely high.”

Ac­tiv­i­ties con­tin­ued on Satur­day as tours of gar­dens in and around Wick­epin were of­fered to vis­i­tors and Wick­epin Com­mu­nity Re­source Cen­tre hosted their com­mu­nity mar­ket through the town’s main road.

The Wick­epin Foot­ball Club and Yeal­er­ing Progress Com­mit­tee hosted a Lamb and Lager Evening on Satur­day.

The Avon & Hills Car­riage Driv­ing Club, with fund­ing from the De­part­ment of Vet­eran’s Af­fairs, held an Armistice Pa­rade re­mem­ber­ing fallen and wounded WWI sol­diers.

Ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers of Al­bert Facey and car­riage driv­ers were in­vited to a ve­randa lunch by the Facey Home­stead Com­mit­tee.

An Armistice pa­rade was held by the Avon & Hills Car­riage Driv­ing Club.

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