THERE was no way rain was going to dampen spirits at all during this year's Yanco Agricultural High School gala day.
The event was held on Saturday following the shire's deluge of rain in the days leading up to the annual initiative.
In some cases, there were reports of up to 100mm being received.
However, while it was extremely damp underfoot at the gala day and vehicles were even getting bogged, there was only smiles when it came to discussing the welcome downpour.
It did mean the sheep shearing competition was unable to go ahead due to the animals being wet, but all-in-all, there were no complaints.
Gala day co-ordinator Sandy Scott said the gala day was a celebration of the rain and the school itself.
Every year the event is held as the P&C's major fundraiser for the school, helping to purchase resources and assist wherever else funds are needed.
"There was definitely no wiping the smiles off people's faces when it came to the rain ... there were no complaints about it being soggy underfoot," Mrs Scott said.
The gala day had many attractions and activities for all to enjoy, including devonshire tea in the magnificent McCaughey House mansion, a grand parade, equine events, stalls for purchasing a variety of goods and wares and much more.
There was definitely no wiping the smiles off people's faces when it came to the rain ... there were no complaints about it being soggy underfoot.Yanco Agricultural High School gala day co-ordinator Sandy Scott
There were many highlights of the day, according to Mrs Scott.
This included the musical talents of Harriet Kelly, a Hillston resident who attends school at St Francis College, the rock climbing wall and the farmers challenge.
"Everyone was just enjoying the day and taking in the activities on offer," she said.
"The 'old boys' were there and doing interviews ahead of the centenary celebrations next year.
"There was plenty happening."
The gala day has been a fixture on the Yanco Ag calendar for many years, with parents travelling to be part of the event with their children, as well as many former students who use the weekend as a chance to hold class reunions and the like.
It is open to the wider community and a day the school holds dear.
"We're just really glad it all went well," Mrs Scott said.
"It was a great day out for everyone."