Proud mother Gayle Williams led the Do it for Batlow brigade in a show of support and pride for her Olympian daughter Sharni Williams at Batlow Showground yesterday (Thursday).
The Do it for Batlow group organised the event in a bid to show the women's rugby sevens player Sharni that the town was behind her and to return the kindness Sharni had shown after the bushfires which severely affected the tiny town.
Do it for Batlow president Max Gordon-Hall said the event had only been organised in a few days.
"It's not often we get an Olympian in Batlow so we wanted to make the most of it and return the support Sharni gave us after the bushfires," he said.
"She came here with a truckload of items to help with the cleanup."
Gayle described the amount of people who descended on the showground as an "awesome" gesture that would delight her daughter.
"I'm so glad of the support being shown here from a small country town; so many people turning up at short notice." she said.
"Sharni's so proud of Batlow where her grass roots are and she always calls Batlow home.
"I messaged her after the game this morning (Thursday) and told her she was on fire - woohoo!
"I'm expecting her to message me tonight but it might be hard as she's in a bubble."
Sharni's sister Tayla Rogers, who was also in attendance, said Sharni was a "freak of nature".
"It wasn't nice always being in her shadow on the sporting field," she said with a laugh.
"We held a welcome home party when she came back from Rio the last time and I dare say we'll do the same again - almost the whole town turned up for it."
Batlow could be in for a massive evening when Sharni returns from Tokyo, hopefully with the added baggage of a gold medal to match the one she won in 2016.