SORE feet and lost voices may be some of the after affects being experienced by those who attended this year’s Leeton Country Roundup.
Held over five days, the roundup attracted big numbers throughout the event, with many enjoy singing along and dancing to the live tunes.
Artists galore entertained the crowd, with many local singers also invited to head along and jump up on stage to be given their time in the spotlight.
Event co-organiser Mark Hillier labelled this year’s roundup as “phenomenal”.
“It was a fantastic event … the feedback has been brilliant once again,” he said.
“The artists themselves were all very pleased as well.
“I’ve also had more artists get in touch with me (this week) who want to be part of next year’s roundup and we’ve only just finished for this year.”
Artists this year included Errol Gray, Ernie Constance, Matt Manning, John Battle, Jess Holland and Tracey Coster.
A poet’s breakfast, live mic night and other festivities ensured there was also something to hear and see during the five days.
Money raised as a result of the 2018 roundup will be donated to the Leeton Volunteer Rescue Association, Gralee School and Baptist Care.
“That’s definitely one of the big reasons we do this every year … it’s great to be able to give back,” Mr Hillier said.
“Ideally we would like to give them even more, but it’s getting more expensive to put these events on.”
This year more residents attended the event than in the past, with the roundup traditionally attended by a large number of visitors to town.
However, in 2018 many community members ventured down to the Leeton Jockey Club to see for themselves what the event is all about.
There were around 70 caravans camping at the jockey club for the week and various day-trippers making their way to town.
“There’s such a big economic benefit for the town when the event is on,” Mr Hillier said.
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