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Thousands flock to recovery day

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015

A massive crowd packed into the Silverton Hotel on Sunday for the traditional post-race recovery day. A massive crowd packed into the Silverton Hotel on Sunday for the traditional post-race recovery day.

By Darrin Manuel

Peter and Patsy Price have again provided the perfect foil for St Pat’s weekend, with thousands flocking to the Silverton Hotel on Sunday for the traditional post-race recovery day.

The publicans and their crew worked into the afternoon yesterday cleaning up after the huge event, with the big workload a testament to the success of the day.

“Where to start - it was just a fantastic day, it really topped off the weekend,” said Peter.

“It’s the fifth year we’ve run the recovery day out here and it’s certainly the biggest we’ve had.

“It fluctuated throughout the day but I’d say that at any one time there would have been 1500 to 2000 people out here which is fantastic.

“And Static Rock played for six hours, the band did a fabulous job and went the extra mile, and even as late as 7 o’clock we still had people out here rocking away.”

Peter said the event had proven a drawcard for locals and tourists alike, with many passing on plenty of positive feedback about their outback experience.

“We had a big contingent of visitors, of course we had our regular local supporters too, but a lot of the big groups had come in from away.

“Our hands and backs are sore from all the accolades, and it was genuine too, it wasn’t just drunken speak.

“People really seemed to appreciate it and enjoy themselves, which was really great.

“And that’s the big thing we strive to do, make it an enjoyable experience for visitors, and I feel we were successful in doing that.”

Patsy and Peter wished to extend their thanks to all who attended and made the day so enjoyable, and also to those who rolled up their sleeves and helped out behind the scenes.

“We had over 40 friends and staff who 

travelled from all over Australia to come along and help out, and it wouldn’t have been possible without their help and support,” said Peter.

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