Auction draws crowd

Popular day: The annual auction at the South Western District Restoration Group Rally drew buyers from across the district bidding on a range of items.

ENGINES of all sizes, a tractor pull and an auction helped draw a bumper crowd at the annual South Western District Restoration Group rally last weekend.

Feedback from those attending was positive, according to committee member Helen Smith.

South West Restoration Group Rally 2019
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About 700 people were estimated to be on site each day, while Mrs Smith said all involved were pleased with the attending numbers for the year.

“It was an extremely good weekend for all involved,” she said.

“We sold 120 meals Saturday night.”

Displays held included hay baling, vintage tractor pulls and sheep shearing.

Mrs Smith said visitors spent the weekend looking at everything on offer at the rally park.

“The sandpit was a wonderful hit with the kids,” she said.

“There were about three times as many engine exhibits as were there last year.

“The auction was probably double on last year.”

Mrs Smith paid tribute to the rally group members for their support of the annual event – which has now been a tradition for 43 years.

“Thank you to all club members who helped out before, after and during the weekend, and all those people who weren’t club members who also helped,” she said.

A donation will be made to Prostate Cancer Research thanks to the successful weekend.

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