Lucky Bay Centenary | PHOTOS

The 100th birthday celebrations for the Lucky Bay shack community were a hit, with locals and visitors turning out in big numbers.

From mid-morning, queues formed at the old shop as young and old came for their traditional lollies.

The Cornelius family returned for one day only to open the doors for the first time since 2004, to the joy of generations with fond memories of the place.

There were non-stop activities through the day, with a fishing competition, children’s games, volleyball and an iron man/woman competition.

The iron man brought spectators down to the beach in droves.

The first crab races at the bay in decades raised major money, with the top prize set at $935 after successful crab auctions.

The winners donated $500 to the evening fireworks.

A variety of food trucks were kept busy all day, with most selling out in the early evening.

The Lions club planned their food quantities immaculately, with a single sausage remaining at 8.30pm.

Those who stuck around for the fireworks were not disappointed, with the wind sending the impressive display above the heads of the crowd.

The event was one full of nostalgia, but carried a sense of optimism that the community formed during the Eyre Peninsula summers will be around for another 100 years.