Expo attracts thousands

Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade's Derek and Moira Young with Alex Robins selling raffle tickets
Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade's Derek and Moira Young with Alex Robins selling raffle tickets

Yanchep Beach Joint Venture economic development manager Jon Kelly said between 10,000 and 11,000 people visited the centre during the July 19 event.

‘It was a very successful event ” we are going to do it again next year,’ he said.

Mr Kelly said they would expand the next expo and hold it in spring 2015 to include a fresh produce market.

Young children waited with their parents to see Peppa Pig’s two live shows during the full-day expo, which showcased about 40 businesses and community groups.

The Northern Beaches Cycling Club held a sausage sizzle to raise funds for junior cyclist Jayden Waters (15) to travel to Toowoomba inQueensland in September for the Cycling Australia Road Championships.

His father Terry said Jayden, who has been cycling for about two years, would compete in the under 17s with three races scheduled for the three-day event ” a time trial, a 70km road race and a street circuit.

Staff from the Gravity Discovery Centre in Gingin gave science demonstrations throughout the day, with George York sending smoke doughnuts over the heads of shoppers.

Rocket Man Peter Wallis sent water rockets sky-high using gunpowder outside the centre, and told the Times the GDC aimed to send the small rockets into space, 100km up, by 2017.

Two Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade and the Yanchep District High school council had fundraising stalls to sell raffle tickets.

Recruiting new members, Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association and Jindowie Residents Association also had stalls.