The return of festivities at Eulah Creek has been declared a success following a weekend of family fun at the Beulah Park Community Hall.

Saturday saw the successful return of the Santos-sponsored camp oven cook-off, with the village basked in sunshine throughout the day.

An array of activities was on offer in addition to the cooking of delicious food, which fed hungry cook-off-goers on Saturday evening.

Children were awarded ribbons in the afternoon’s competitions.

The evening saw the judging of the camp oven cook-off, with Darrell Tiemens, Rod Onus and Dylan Smith deliberating over the awarding of prizes.

The quality of the dishes made determining prize winners in the open, junior and dessert categories difficult for the three judges.

Rob Davies was awarded first prize in the open category with his delicious beef osso bucco.

Second prize went to Cindy Orman for her creamy chicken, and Cathy Evans took out third place with her tender stew.

In the junior category, Cady Davies served up some spice with her chilli con carne and claimed first prize.

Second prize was awarded to Dean Morphew for his flavoursome wings, and third prize went to Laila Reid for her perfectly cooked camp oven bread.

Three delicious dessert dishes were served up in the competition. However, it was Jessie Simpson’s decadent chocolate brownie that wowed the judges.

To complement the camp oven dishes, hard-working Beulah Park Community Hall volunteers cooked up additional dishes to feed the strong crowd of people at Saturday’s festivities.

The action continued after dinner and dessert, with billy boiling competitions held in the evening.

On Sunday, the glorious weather continued for the vintage machinery day which was particularly popular for families.

Beluah Park Hall Committee president Dave Morris has expressed the organisation’s thanks to the community in ensuring the successful return of the village festivities.

The committee sought donations and sponsorship towards the weekend, with companies and organisations rallying around the event.

Mr Morris praised the exhibitors and volunteers for their efforts and thanked Saturday night’s cook-off judges.

“We have a very supportive community,” he said.

“We are grateful to the visitors who came out on Saturday and Sunday to support the weekend.”

This year was the first time the two events have been staged at the weekend. The cook-off, an idea initially started by Cameron Staines, was previously held separately to the machinery day.

Feedback from the weekend was positive, and Mr Morris said organisers could consider continuing to stage the two events together in the future.

“There is a lot of enthusiasm around the cook-off and the billy boiling competition,” he said.

“There was a big range of foods at the cook-off this year. There were lots of comments from the exhibitors.”

Looking ahead to future works at the hall, Mr Morris said there was a need for an outside toilet and shower block as well as an upgrade of the effluent system.

Such a project will require extensive funds, and the committee will look to secure grant funding for such a project.

Tennis court resurfacing and lighting, as well as solar power, is also on the works agenda.

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