Members of the Mid-Western Axemen’s Association are ready to strut their stuff at this year’s Royal Bathurst Show.
And with the big event just around the corner (April 30, May 1-2), they have received a tremendous boost thanks to the Member for Bathurst Paul Toole.
He has secured a $10,000 grant from the NSW Government for the Association to replace their old cradles which are used to hold the timber blocks they use in competition.
Mr Toole met with members of the Association at the Bathurst Showground to deliver the good news at a time when excitement is building ahead of the Royal Bathurst Show which one of the main events on their annual calendar.
“Axemen from across the Central West will converge on Bathurst for the local show. The Association’s membership extends from Blackheath to Lightning Ridge and down to Cooma,” Mr Toole said.
“COVID slowed their activities significantly, but now they are back and Bathurst is their big show.
“Just like the showmen who run the amusements, they follow the show circuit because everyone loves the wood chopping events.”