Lucy named junior rural ambassador
BIGGENDEN Show Society’s Junior Rural Ambassador Lucy Kinbacher has been involved with the Biggenden Show since she was four years old.
Co-ordinator Tamara Thode said the society introduced the competition to encourage more young people into the show movement.
“Entrants have to be 20 to enter the Rural Ambassador,” she said.
Judges Steve and Kerry Dunn and Felicity Grigor were overwhelmed at the calibre of entrants, saying the community was in safe hands.
Lucy was stranded in Brisbane on Friday night due to the massive downpour in the region.
Her family had to drive to Petrie early Saturday morning to get her back for the afternoon judging at a high tea at the show hall.
The 18-year-old is in her second year of a Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University after being awarded the John Burton Cadetship.
As part of her degree, she is working at the Gold Coast Bulletin.
“I am guaranteed two years employment with them after I graduate,” she said.
The Broncos fan is keen to become a sports journalist.
Lucy said she would like to alert the state and nation to the important issues particularly rural based through her writing to help grow and develop youth engagement in events.
Rural ambassador Lucy Kinbacher This alone has substantially increased entries into the pavilion
She suggested one way of encouraging more young people into the show movement was by supporting other sections of the Biggenden Show like what had been achieved with the kids’ cooking days.
“This alone has substantially increased entries into the pavilion,” she said.
Other entrants were Biggenden Young Citizen of the Year and Isis District High School captain Vanessa McIntyre and Riverside Christian College Year 11 student Sophie Hall.
JUNIOR RURAL AMBASSADOR: Biggenden Show Society introduced a junior rural ambassador competition and attracted three entrants, Sophie Hall, Vanessa McIntyre and winner Lucy Kinbacher.