Battle of the beards

Facial hair: Darren Axford from Leongatha and Coal Creek Community Park and Museum life member volunteer Perry Neil showed off their wonderful facial hair at the Coal Creek Heritage Craft and Beard Competition Day on Sunday.

Exploring: Leongatha Primary School students showed their Chinese host students around Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday at Heritage Craft Day. Back, from left, Chloe Gaff, Candy and Jos; middle, from left, Ella Littlejohn, Linda, Christine, Michelle, Ollie Buckley, Koby Chalmers and Kyle Littlejohn, and front, from left, Hughie Chalmers and Asha Chalmers.

Yum: Cohen Alanah Maynard from Nyora enjoyed wandering and exploring Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday at the Heritage Craft Day.

Keeping dry: Joshua and Zoe Koci from Korumburra had a fun time walking around Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday.

Hard workers: Andrew MacAulay and Sean Cole put on ironwork demonstrations for visitors in the blacksmith shed at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum on Sunday.

Great idea: Wonthaggi residents Janine Wynen and beard competition producer Luke Ransom with children Mollie-Valentine Ransom and Beau Ransom enjoyed their time at Coal Creek Heritage Craft and Beard competition day on Sunday.

Rainy day: Lyra and Kayley Lockheart from Inverloch spent their Sunday exploring Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

THE Coal Creek Community Park and Museum third Heritage Craft Day and first ever beard competition has come and gone, and what a day it was.

Despite the wet weather, the park was packed with visitors of tourists and locals on Sunday.

“The day went really well even through the weather was up and down throughout the day,” Coal Creek customer service officer Elyse Chapman said.

“We think we had between 500 and 600 visitors all up.”

Steam train rides were the biggest hit of the day, along with the much anticipated beard competition.

Volunteers were kept busy educating visitors about the history of Coal Creek and giving demonstrations.

“We had about 10 people participate in the beard competition and heaps of people watching it,” Ms Chapman said.

“This was the first year of running the beard competition and we’re definitely going to keep growing it, literally.”

Wonthaggi man Luke Ransom thought the idea of a beard competition would bring more visitors to Coal Creek.

With an incredible beard of his own, Mr Ransom ran and judged the completion on the day.

“Coal Creek was looking for ways to bring in more visitors,” he said.

“The beard competition incorporated well with the Heritage Craft Day.”





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