Sheree sets ex­am­ple for ru­ral youth

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

AS THE ru­ral am­bas­sador for Biggen­den Show So­ci­ety, Sheree Bed­dows aims to raise in­ter­est and sup­port for the en­gage­ment of youth in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties.

The mum-of-two would also like to ac­tively en­cour­age more young people to be­come in­volved in their coun­try shows.

“As the ru­ral am­bas­sador I am glad to have this op­por­tu­nity to learn more on how other re­gional com­mu­ni­ties func­tion.

“I have gained so much al­ready in my first year of be­ing a ru­ral am­bas­sador.

“I have im­proved in many ar­eas of my own life from my self-con­fi­dence and people skills.”

Ms Bed­dows hopes to gain even more by be­ing able to at­tend the sub cham­bers this year and have a chance to grasp new ex­pe­ri­ences and chal­lenges that arise.

“The past year has been tough for our ru­ral town with the drought. Be­ing a small com­mu­nity we have strug­gled, but we have sup­ported each other.

“For our 2015 show I would hope more of the town’s younger gen­er­a­tion come for­ward and nom­i­nate them­selves for ei­ther show­girl or ru­ral am­bas­sador. “It is not hard. “It’s not about how beau­ti­ful you are or how smart you are.

“It is all about you rep­re­sent­ing your com­mu­nity, re­gion and your lo­cal show,” she said.

Sheree’s in­volve­ment with the show be­gan at a young age tak­ing part in the pony club events and then in later years leading cat­tle in the stud cat­tle ring, both at Biggen­den and the Ekka.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

RU­RAL AM­BAS­SADOR: Af­ter Satur­day night's judg­ing Biggen­den Show So­ci­ety's Ru­ral Am­bas­sador Sheree Bed­dows was back to be­ing mum to Ri­ley and Ryan on Mon­day.

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