Harvey swells with show fans

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Nina, 13, Alexis, 7, and Natasha Swart, all of Australind, with Caitlin Jeffery, 13, of Eaton, take a break from all the excitement of the 100th Annual Harvey Show.
Camera IconNina, 13, Alexis, 7, and Natasha Swart, all of Australind, with Caitlin Jeffery, 13, of Eaton, take a break from all the excitement of the 100th Annual Harvey Show. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

A big crowd took advantage of perfect weather and flocked to the Harvey Show Grounds for the 100th Annual Harvey Show on Saturday.

Organisers say the attendance numbers exceeded all expectations and the electric atmosphere remains lingering around the Harvey townsite.

“There’s a lot of people around town that still have that wonderful, wonderful smile on their face,” Harvey Agricultural Society president Cheryl Moyle said.

“The whole show had a really, really great atmosphere because it really was like running two shows – we had our regular show which has got lots of fun for the family and activities and then we had our heritage side.”

The heritage tribute at the Town Hall was a huge hit for residents and visitors with show organisers answering calls to keep the display up this week.

“The response from the crowds and the locals is – we were suppose to pack down the heritage hall yesterday – they’ve asked us and we’ve just received permission from the shire to keep the town hall open for another week,” Mrs Moyle said.

She said the entire show was “spectacular” and a big success.

“All the feedback was really positive ... from an organisation point of view, everything went well, everybody was flat out,” she said.

“I think everybody had a great day and that’s what it’s all about.”

The heritage tribute will be open tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm, Thursday at 3pm to 6pm and Friday, 10am to 2pm.

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