MURTOA and district residents turned out in force to celebrate the town’s annual show on Friday.
Murtoa Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Les Loeliger said a good crowd and perfect weather made for a great day out.
He said horse events, an animal nursery, the Wimmera Youth and Community Centre bus and country and western musician Big Bad John all proved popular.
“We also had the new Murtoa fire truck and two Ferguson tractors, and Ron Schneider from Rupanyup brought along an SS Holden sedan and a 1920s Fiat car,” he said.
“The Fiat is fairly rare I believe, so that created a bit of interest.”
Kevin Zanker from Sheep Hills brought a range of chickens for display.
“It’s the first time we’ve had chooks for about 30 years, so that was good to have,” Mr Loeliger said.
“We also had good rides for both teenagers and small children.”
He said competition entries were impressive, particularly for the photography competition.
“We also had good entries in the Miss Showgirl competitions from tiny tots through to under-16s,” he said.
Mr Loeliger said another highlight was the opening of the upgraded pavilion.
“It’s had about $15,000 worth of work, including a new floor, new tables et cetera,” he said. “It’s a tremendous boost for the show.”
He thanked the committee for its hard work and dedication.
“We’re only a small show, but it’s been an absolute beauty,” he said.