ORANGE’S September rain record may have been broken on Sunday by 14 millimetres, but there was no stopping the Orange City Croquet Club.
While Bike Fest and the Jaguar Car Club’s Show and Shine were washed out, the club held the Orange City Spring Carnival between Thursday and Sunday, attracting entrants from as far as Nowra and Canberra.
Tournament manager Helen James said people’s commitment to the sport made them brave the puddles.
“People are very keen and very competitive,” she said.
Although Bike Fest was postponed, cyclists Jim and Alicia Gowing still took their bikes and dog Zen to Orange Velodrome.
“The rain doesn’t bother Zen so we have to go,” Mr Gowing said with a laugh.
“It’s a great thing Orange’s got with the velodrome.”