Sheree sets example for rural youth
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.
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.