Caswell Street in Peak Hill was transformed into a haven for family fun last Friday for the annual Meet You Up the Street festival. “It was a wonderful and busy day,” said Antonia Francis, one of the organisers. She said it was hard to put a number to how many people came as it went on for the whole day, but all the activities were well attended and some people specially travelled from Canberra and Sydney for the event. She said not as many farmers could attend as they were busy harvesting, but overall the numbers improved from last year.
“The chocolate wheel was fantastic with big prizes, the lip sync competition for kids was brilliant, the Christmas decorations in the shops were exceptional,” said Antonia recalling some of the highlights of the day. Leighton Davies was very happy with the Billy Cart Derby for kids held at the gold mine. The fastest time of 30.31 seconds was set by Malachi James. There were a number of competitions, including the Library Writing Contest, and the best decorated house, shop and best shop window, with winners announced at the Bowling Club at the end of the day.