The 2022 Pingelly Country Collective is set to showcase the “wealth of the Wheatbelt” during a family-fun day at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre on April 2. The Shire of Pingelly and community-run event is expected to go full steam ahead after last year’s festivities were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Pingelly Town Oval will play host to various attractions including dog trials, wood chopping competition and demonstrations and vintage car, machinery and tractor displays. There will also be food stalls, live music, and market stalls held by local businesses and community groups. Shire chief executive officer Andrew Dover said the Pingelly Country Collective would be a great family day out. “The event is to celebrate our country lifestyle and showcase various aspects of country living and our beautiful and welcoming town,” Mr Dover said. “Unfortunately last year, COVID lockdown happened a day before the event was meant to kick off which meant we had a low attraction point and many of our facilitators were unable to attend. “COVID has also impacted the preparation of the event this year, however with the lifting of Level 2 Restrictions prior to the event COVID should only have minimal impact on the event itself. “ The announcement of Level 2 COVID-19 restrictions easing on Thursday means there will be no cap on the number of people who can attend. “Proof of vaccination is not required for the main event on the oval, only for entry to the adjacent PRACC building as this is a licenced venue,” Mr Dover said. “With the lifting of the Level 2 restrictions, there is no concern regarding approaching the cap on overall numbers. “Unfortunately the Pingelly Shears have had to pulled out of this years Country Collective as the risk of COVID is too high in a small shed and limited social distancing therefore there will be no shearing competition or demonstrations this year.” The 2022 Pingelly Country Collective will kick off at 9am and run until late at the Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 2.