Family’s four generations submit creative entries for 2018 Wanneroo Show

Elena De Piazzi (Wanneroo) with her daughter Gloria Hardman (Wanneroo) , granddaughter Alana Birchall (Pearsall) and her great grandsons Ace (5) and Jett (9) Birchall (Pearsall). Picture: Martin Kennealey d488694
Elena De Piazzi (Wanneroo) with her daughter Gloria Hardman (Wanneroo) , granddaughter Alana Birchall (Pearsall) and her great grandsons Ace (5) and Jett (9) Birchall (Pearsall). Picture: Martin Kennealey d488694

THE Wanneroo Show has become a family affair for four generations who have been involved in agricultural shows over the past five decades.

Great-grandmother Elena De Piazzi and her husband Guido used to display produce from their market garden at the Osborne Park Show, then the Wanneroo Show after moving to Wanneroo in the 1970s.

Mrs De Piazzi has entered dolls and Christmas decorations in this weekend’s show.

Her daughter Gloria Hardman has been involved since she was a child and usually enters her jewellery, macrame and knitting.

“We like supporting the agricultural society; our involvement has been more than 50 years,” Ms Hardman said.

Last year her daughter Alana Birchall, of Pearsall, won first prize in photography. Ms Hardman said for the past five years, four generations of their family had been involved since her grandsons Jett (9) and Ace (5) started submitting their drawings and craft.

“It’s what we’ve been brought up with – I love the sense of community at the show,” Mrs Birchall said.

Ace said he liked the rides and winning prizes for his artwork, and his mother said they usually went to the show on the Friday because her sons “can’t wait for Saturday”.

Ms Hardman said when she was growing up, going to the show was a big get-together for the extended family.

“We would go on Saturday so mum could play the chocolate wheel,” she said.

The Wanneroo Show will run from 4pm to 10pm on Friday, November 23, and from 9am to 10pm on Saturday, November 24, at Wanneroo Showground.

It will include fireworks on both nights and entertainment on the main stage, as well as horse competitions, side show alley and show bags.

Entry is $17 for adults, $7 for children aged six to 15 and free for children five and under. Parking costs $3, with proceeds going to the Rotary Club.

Visit www.wannerooshow.com .