Crystal Brook Show 2017, recreation centre upgrade celebrated | PHOTOS, VIDEOS

Glorious weather greeted thousands of show-goers as people turned out for Crystal Brook's double celebration on Saturday. 

The Crystal Brook Show marked its 140th event and the community celebrated the official opening of the recreation centre's expansion.

Member for Frome Geoff Brock opened the newly refurbished recreation centre after the show had been officially opened by life member and long-serving show committee member Pat Marks.

Members of the public were able to see the centre's new facilities which include change rooms, canteen, function centre, community fitness centre, public toilets and a storage room.

yourtown was contracted to project manage the work and complete construction using their own paid Work (Social) Enterprise crews and volunteer labour.

President of the Crystal Brook Community Recreation Centre, Phil Weckert, said the committee rallied the state government Department of Recreation and Sport who contributed close to $300,000 to the project. 

"We were also fortunate to be granted $150,000 from Port Pirie Regional Council,” Mr Weckert said.

“Much of this funding was matched by local community groups through a combination of funds and work in kind.”

Speaking at the show opening, Mrs Marks said she loved how the event brought out the best in people.

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