The Wagin Woolorama, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, will reach another milestone in March as the Wagin Agricultural Society Show marks 120 years. President Paul Powell said the theme of Woolorama 2024, Let’s Get Together, was a call to celebrate and a reminder of how important it is to catch up with your mates “After we had to cancel the show 10 days out due to COVID-19 in 2022, I think everybody was in repair mode,” he said. “We all needed to get back to equilibrium so we thought ‘let’s get back together at the show,’ where you see people that you haven’t seen for a few months or even a few years. “It’s sort of a healing thing.” The theme gives a nod to community and the role that relationships play when coping in challenging times. For Woolorama rural ambassador Jack Stallard, mateship is an integral part of country life. “Jack’s very much into mental health,” Mr Powell said. “He’s involved in the fire brigade and he’s very concerned about ringing your mate up after going to a situation. “Not just on the day but a week or so afterwards — that’s another reason why we chose the Let’s Get Together theme.” In line with the theme, a sensory room will debut at Woolorama in the Historical Village this year. “It’ll be a space where parents can go if the activity gets a bit much for the kids or if they just need a time out,” Mr Powell said. “Mum can have a rest, dad can have a rest, sit on a bean bag — the president might even go there as well.” WA Lifeline ambassador, butcher and philanthropist Vince Gareffa will also be a feature on the weekend. “He’s going to be doing lamb and duck demos, dissecting a lamb to show you what cuts you can get out of it,” Mr Powell said. “He’s a mental health advocate as well so he’ll be talking about that too.” The new features at the showgrounds will be joined by popular traditions. “The fashion parade is still going strong, we’ve got a new steward there so there’s going to be new fashion labels coming in and the dog trials are growing in popularity,” Mr Powell said. “The dog high jump is quite a spectacle.” A variety of competitions including photography, needlework and cookery are now open for registration and Mr Powell is keen to see the younger generation get involved. “One exhibitor here gets her boys to make cakes, she said they go through flops and trials but they’re never without a feed,” he said. “Put your cake in, grow a pumpkin, win a prize — how good is that.” Woolorama will take place at the Wagin Showgrounds on March 8 and 9. Information on the event including competition classes and registration is available via the Wagin Woolorama website.