Shears will be clicking at Axedale this weekend when the fifth annual quick shear event gets under way.
The family fun day raises money for four local groups – the school, preschool, public hall and fire brigade – and is usually held near Australia Day.
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This year, however, a 41-degree forecast on the back on a heatwave saw organisers postpone the event, in the hope of milder conditions.
“It was just too hot for the people and the animals,” Axedale Events secretary Marie Colvin said.
A top of 30 degrees is forecast for the event on Saturday, which runs from 2pm until 6pm.
As well as the annual quick shear competition, attendees can expect a raft of children’s entertainment such as jumping castles, face painting and a petting zoo; a mechanical bull; the Flipping Disc Dogz; a scooter competition; market stalls and a beaut ute competition.
Inside the hall there will be a shearer’s style “smoko” and a photo competition.
“It’s got a lot bigger over the years,” Mrs Colvin said.
“We’ve just gradually added anything we can think of that will appeal to everyone.”
The event raises between $2000 and $3000 each year for each of the four community groups, with thanks to local sponsors.