THE doors to one of the shire's oldest educational facilities are being flung open for all to explore.
Yanco Agricultural High School will host its annual gala day event on March 7 from 9am to 3pm and it's an event for all residents to enjoy, not just those who have an affiliation with the school.
The gala day has plenty in store for 2020, including around 40 stallholders who will set up shop and sell their wares, the traditional grand parade at 12.30pm and an auction from 1.30pm.
The idea behind the day is to raise as much money for the YAHS P&C as possible.
This money is then distributed for projects at the school or wherever there is a need among the school community.
Gala day co-ordinator Sandy Scott said this year's funds may be used to assist families who have been hit hard by the recent bushfires.
"We do have families who attend the school who have lost everything," she said.
"The money will go in a big pool and then it's decided where and how it should be used. We're very aware of the drought and bushfires.
"With that in mind this year we have decided to bring down the cost of entry to just a gold coin donation. It's only something small, but it all helps."
The gala day is part of a big weekend for the school.
On March 6 the school and families will come together for the annual beach carnival on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.
Several year groups from time gone by also use the weekend to host reunions of "old Yanconians".
Students are also heavily involved with the running and organising of gala day.
Each sporting house is tasked with hosting an event on the day with everything from devonshire teas and fruit and vegetable stalls to a barbecue all on the agenda.
Those are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is happening.
Live entertainment will also feature, as well as a shearing competition and farmers challenge.
"I think my favourite part every year is getting to come together with all the families," Mrs Scott said.
"We don't get a lot of chances during the year to do that so it is nice to catch up with everyone.
"It's also fun to hear all of the stories students of the past have to tell."