“If you love a good story, Katanning has got so much to tell you”. That is the message from a video to be released on Thursday highlighting Katanning to fellow Western Australians through social media. The town has been chosen as the second place in regional WA to be highlighted by non-for-profit visual arts organisation Art on the Move as part of their efforts to promote cultural tourism across the State. The five-minute video features Perth social personality Famous Sharron going around Katanning highlighting some of the local cultural attractions. The town’s pioneering history gets a nod, sprinkled with a touch of humour. “Katanning is home to the first electric street lights in WA, the first inland swimming pool, WA’s first public library and WA’s first orbital engine,” Famous Sharron said in the video. “If I knew what that was, I would be impressed.” In one part of the video, Famous Sharron is touring the Katanning Historical Society with Peter Kerin when she asks him what he thinks Katanning’s slogan or tagline should be. Mr Kerin replies with “It’s the place to meet“, before quickly backtracking after realising it was Tambellup’s slogan. Famous Sharron also talks to Katanning Art Gallery director James Wood and local artists Colin Thorne, David Papenfus and Margaret Innes. Some of Katanning’s biggest attractions get mention in the video, including the All Ages Playground, the Premier Mill Hotel and the annual Harmony Festival. “(It) invites Western Australians to explore the weird, wonderful and inspiring stories that make this place home,” Art on the Move executive director Theo Costantino said. “Famous Sharron’s playful approach conveys some serious messages: access to arts and culture supports community mental health, wellbeing and cohesion, and cultural tourism provides an economic lifeline for regional towns feeling the effects of the pandemic.” The video for the first location highlighted by the program, Geraldton, was released in November last year and has since attracted more than 50,000 views on Facebook. The Katanning video will be released on Facebook and Instagram. It was created as part of the State Government’s $8 million Regional Exhibition Touring Boost program, which aims to “widen the sharing of WA culture within the State”.