Crowds ‘the best they have been in years’

Crowds ‘the best they have been in years’

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Todd Gallager from Central Districts Axemen's Association

Jarrahdale Oval was a hive of activity on October 6 with the Jarrahdale Log Chop and SJ Lions Country Fair.

One of Western Australia’s largest wood chop events, it attracted about 20,000 people this year, double last year’s attendance.

Log chop coordinator Sandra Hansen said she received overwhelmingly positive feedback after the event.

“It excelled, everyone has said that there was the right amount of stalls and variety of food, and the rides were good for kids,” she said.

Children enjoyed a large variety of activities including pony and camel rides, arts and crafts, a mechanical bull, and much more but adults weren’t left out either.

The axemen attracted a large crowd this year, as it is always one of the main events.

Byford resident Todd Gallager who has been competing in in the Jarrahdale Log Chop for more than 30 years said he was very impressed with this year’s turn out.

“Crowds were the best they have been in years,” he said.

“The level of axemen was very competitive, I am looking forward to next year.”

The event was sponsored by Examiner Newspapers.

Photographs – Richard Polden.