Community helps make Quick Shear event a success

February 28, 2018

Daniel White was one of the entrants in the scooter races

IF YOU weren’t at the Axedale Quick Shear on the weekend, you certainly missed out.

The event was bigger and better than ever before as the community rallied to make for a great occasion.

“It went really well, there were lots of people involved and everyone seemed really happy and to be enjoying the day,” event organiser Marie Colvin said.

The event was held from 2pm at Axedale Hall and Park and Mrs Colvin said it was the variety of people at the Quick Shear that made it stand apart.

“The Quick Shear is different to other fundraisers because we feel it brings all the different aspects and parts of the community together, a lot of young kids come to the event and then a lot of the older generation do too.”

Chad Wiahape was crowned Axedale’s quickest shearer, and he took home $2000 prize money.

But according to Mrs Colvin, it wasn’t only the quick shear event that proved to be popular.

“We had the quick scoot this year, which we hadn’t had before. There were lines there all day as we had a track for kids on a scooter and whoever could do it the fastest won.

“We also had our mechanical bull for the first time and that had a constant line at it too. It was very popular.”

There’s no time to rest for Mrs Colvin and her planning team — it’s on to planning for next year already.

“We will have a few meetings to talk about what went well and what we think we can do better,’’ she said.

“Then we will have a few months off and the planning will start again after that.

“We want to thank the Axedale community as well as our platinum level sponsors in City of Greater Bendigo, Axedale Tavern, Bendigo Holiday Retreat, Kirkland Lake Gold — Fosterville Gold Mine, Hansons Quarry Axedale, McLardy McShane Insurance and Financial Services, Palmer’s Gym Bendigo Moama Cohuna, Central Victorian Mobile Cranes, Transart Signs, Lines and Kustom Paint.

“We have plenty of other gold, silver and bronze-level supporters, as well as many other sponsors, and we thank them very much — the event couldn’t go ahead without them.”

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