The Trangie Truck and Tractor show is gearing up to be more than just a display of shine and mechanical perfection.
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The inaugural show, supported by the Trangie Car Club and Trangie Action Group is on August 17 and is set to be a family day out.
President of the Trangie Truck and Tractor Show Toby Mitchel, said the event was a demonstration of the town coming together to uplift spirits in the community, especially when times have been tough.
"We're a really small community and it's horrible to keep screaming about this drought, but this drought is really not great," he said.
"So it's about bringing the community together and giving them something to be proud of and give the opportunity to the town to have a show again."
Mr Mitchel said the event would be held biennially to run in alternate years to the Golden Oldies Show in Dubbo.
"There are heaps of trucks and heaps of people within the region that have a strong agricultural background, have a lot of machinery whether or not it's new, old or clean," he said.
"It's been the Trangie Car Club and a few members of the community who thought it would be good to host a show in Trangie, because a show hasn't been one in Trangie for quite some years."
"It really is a show of how strong our community is to be able to come together in these hard times and actually pull off a show, because it really is tough."- Trangie Truck and Tractor Show President, Toby Mitchel
Not only will it be a display of trucks and tractors, there's something available for everyone. For the kids Pooka the clown will be holding two shows as well as making the always popular balloon animals. A jumping castle will be in operation as well as Johnny Clarke's Animal Farm, face painting and a lolly scramble.
Other events include a bucket race for children aged 12 and over, father and son/daughter tyre rolling competition, tarp rolling competition, tyre changing competition, and the demolition derby.
The local fire brigade will also be holding two rescue demonstrations during the day.
There will also be a patchwork quilt workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to make a quilt presented by the Trangie patchwork ladies, and a variety of market stalls including plants, candles, jewellery and makeup.
Mr Mitchel said the event was being supported by the entire town with the schools and Kurrajong Court painting tractors and signs for the main street, and local businesses and community groups are also behind much of the catering for the day.
"The whole community is really coming together, and it's about showcasing Trangie, we're hoping it's going to book the town out," he said.
"We've received support from council to hold the event in terms of sponsorship for some activities, but it really is a community driven event that's been run on donations.
"It really is a show of how strong our community is to be able to come together in these hard times and actually pull off a show, because it really is tough."
The president thanked all their sponsors, and local businesses for getting behind the event. He also thanked the committee of volunteers for their dedication.
"The committee itself is made up of some really proactive members that are donating a lot of their time, machinery and expertise in terms of pulling this event together," he said.
Gates open at the Showground at 8am with children's activities from 10am. It will be free entry for kids up to 12 years.
For more information or to stay up to date visit the Trangie Truck and Tractor Show Facebook page.
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