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Big crowd enjoys day at Brunswick

Sam GibbsSouth Western Times

The 87th Brunswick Show is officially over after 15,000 people flooded into Brunswick Junction on Saturday to celebrate all things agriculture and entertainment.

Brunswick Agricultural Society promotions officer Lindsay Rose said she could not be happier with how smoothly the show had run.

“The committee had an informal chat that was more about expansion than what didn’t work,” she said. Mrs Rose said the committee’s $15,000 donation to support drought-stricken farmers in Queensland was bolstered by $1300 in donations from attendees.

Also on the list of highlights were the Leschenault Forestry exhibit, the new location for the log chopping competition and the Harvey Beef boning championships.

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“It took those guys about six to seven minutes to chop up about a quarter of a carcass — it was just a flash of blades,” Mrs Rose said.

“It was like watching ninjas at work, they were so talented.”

Mrs Rose said this year’s attendance was up by 2000 on last year, which she attributed to the beautiful sunny day.

Mrs Rose said she was out and about with her children during the show and was thrilled with how all the pieces fell into place.

“It just felt very user-friendly — there were no major areas of congestion except for sideshow alley, but that’s kind of the point,” Mrs Rose said.

“It all felt like a fantastic family day.”

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