Hundreds of people gathered in Pingrup on Saturday, October 14 to celebrate 100 sensational years of the Great Southern town. The sun was out and so were the smiles as past and present locals enjoyed music, drinks and historical tributes throughout the afternoon. Pingrup was officially established and gazetted in 1924 after the railway from Katanning opened. A century later, sporting, social, and service clubs proudly showcased memorabilia from bygone eras, providing a glimpse into their storied history. Jandakot Heli-Co treated event-goers to helicopter joy rides, giving them the opportunity to experience breathtaking aerial views of the town and its picturesque surroundings. Crowds congregated in the town’s wool shed mid-afternoon for the ceremonial cake-cutting and heard speeches from Shire of Kent president Scott Crosby, MLA Peter Rundle and local historians Keith Devenish and Mike Thomas. The crowd enjoyed music and yarns into the evening before a stunning fireworks show to celebrate the day.