Henty's annual show, held during the weekend, has been another success, with the unexpected cooler February weather.
The attendance was well above average.
Entrants came from as far away as South Australia and the far South Coast of NSW.
The Show and Shine was down on the record-breaking numbers from last year but still parking had to be found for the 60 or so vehicles which included cars, motorbikes and trucks.
The dog jump set new Henty records.
Numbers may have been down but the quality of the working dogs was significantly higher.
The band entertained all who attended well into the afternoon, with many taking the opportunity to dance and sing along.
This year's main attraction, Bendy Em, snared a number of locals to assist her in her crowd-pleasing performances.
Em had her mother along (babysitting) and she's a committee member of her local Cotswold Country Show in England.
She was amazed that the small community of Henty could put on such a fantastic and diverse show and would be taking stories of Henty back home to England.
Whip cracking and sheaf tossing were well supported by entrants.
The number of bush market operators is steadily growing and good numbers were evidenced for cattle, sheep and lambs.
The dog show was also considered by the organisers well worth the effort of all involved.
The pavilion entries were down and that can be again blamed on the exceptionally hot summer but the effort by the many contributors is to be commended.
The horse events on a well-watered ground was a credit to the ground managers and many of the entrants were suitably impressed.
Hopefully, this bodes well for an increase in entrants for the 2021 show.
An amount of local produce was donated and sold raising $160 to aid the family of firefighter Samuel McPaul.