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From Yesteryear to Winter Wear

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Chittering turned on beautiful weather for the couple of hundred people who headed to the Brockman Precinct, in Bindoon, last Sunday.  Swag Fest visitors were greeted with a welcoming smile by volunteers dressed in costumes from yesteryear, as they stepped back in time to enjoy sheep shearing, crosscut sawing and spinning demonstrations.

This open day was a proud collaboration between the three groups who share the Precinct (Bindoon Arts & Crafts, Bindoon Historical Society and Bindoon Men’s Shed), with the aim being to showcase their fabulous organisations to the broader community.  They each threw open their doors to allow an opportunity to peek behind the scenes of the Men’s Shed, the Potter’s Shed and the Old Road Board Building.

Kids had great fun tracking down the answers to the Bindoon Museum’s quiz and were delighted to have a treat at the end.  The camp horse was especially pleased with those junior detectives who went for the healthy choice, as he happily assisted with the disposal of unwanted apple cores.

The 3-Up Bush Band provided authentic tunes throughout the day as they engaged in bushranger antics with the volunteers.  To add to the swaggie experience, anyone who purchased a celebratory Swag Fest enamel mug received a serving of lamb soup straight from the campfire.

Feedback from patrons suggested that the greatest attraction the Precinct offers is the amazing personalities along with the fascinating stories that they have to share.  Anyone who is interested in finding out more can pop in on any Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 3pm.  Or visit the Bindoon Museum website or like the Bindoon Men’s Shed or Bindoon Arts & Crafts Facebook pages.

Whilst the recent works undertaken at the Brockman Precinct were thanks to a successful Wheatbelt Community Chest funding application, the day itself was a success through the hard work and passion of the thirty Precinct volunteers, with the support of Shire staff.

And, whilst you’re hanging up your slouch hat… don’t forget to line up your gum boots for Wear Ya Wellies.  This is the Shire’s fourth year of hosting a ‘welcome to Winter’ event, so what’s new for this year?  A huge Activities Tent, the Muddy Boot Road, Eco Faeries, the Amazing (and magical) Mr Jim plus Scitech LIVE!  And don’t panic… the popular Muddy Maze will be there, along with the Bindoon Farmers Market onsite.

Thanks go to Lotterywest and the Road Safety Commission for their financial assistance.  However, without the support of Ace Electrical, Chittering Youth Krew, Western Hay, Chittering Wildlife Carers and CLP Photography the Shire of Chittering would not be able to continue to provide free community events, so please, remember to SHOP LOCAL when you can!

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For further information please contact Alison Reliti, Economic & Community Development Support Officer on 9576 4600 or via chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.  This media statement has no regulatory value.

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