Glamorous night for show­girls

Win­ner to be crowned at an event fit for the stars

Central and North Burnett Times - - EIDSVOLD SHOW ADVERTISING FEATURE -

EIDSVOLD Show’s Hol­ly­wood, A Night with the Stars is tak­ing place this week­end.

An ex­cit­ing night is planned, with good food, com­pany and, of course, find­ing out who will be crowned the 2017 Miss Showgirl and Ru­ral Am­bas­sador for Eidsvold.

Eidsvold Show­girls co-or­di­na­tor Diane Wil­son said the con­cept for the themed night came from “look­ing at the sky and that’s where all the stars hang out”.

“What we have is very im­por­tant about our lit­tle place and now Night with the Stars is about the girls,” Mrs Wil­son said.

“The show is once a year and you come to­gether, whether it’s been a good year or not, and you for­get the re­al­i­ties of life at night and have a look at what’s com­ing up for the fu­ture.

“Th­ese young girls are the fu­ture and if we don’t nur­ture them to be­lieve in their town, in which they all live, and them­selves, then there isn’t much out here.”

Mrs Wil­son said the night would be a lot of fun and was an im­por­tant part of show plan­ning.

“The girls will come here at 6pm and peo­ple will still be ar­riv­ing and they will be seated,” she said.

“At this time the judges will be fi­nal­is­ing and mak­ing de­ci­sions on who wins based on eti­quette, how they speak, how much knowl­edge they have on the show so­ci­ety, who is the pres­i­dent and so on.

“The night in­cludes beau­ti­ful ball gowns for the girls to wear and we hope they all have a good time and en­joy them­selves with lots of danc­ing and mu­sic.”

As a showgirl there are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties awarded to the win­ner.

“They can go into a youth show, peo­ple are into photography th­ese days so they can take pho­to­graphs in, flo­ral ar­range­ments and cook­ing,” Mrs Wil­son said.

“A lot of things have changed, like next it could be com­puter pro­grams. It’s a gen­er­a­tion that is chang­ing and that’s why we’re try­ing to get peo­ple’s feed­back on it.”

The Eidsvold Show So­ci­ety is doing the best it can to keep the spirit go­ing and en­sure it stays alive with the next gen­er­a­tion.

“We’re try­ing to keep it alive like the cam­p­drafts, your best beast com­pe­ti­tion. It’s great for the com­mu­nity,” Mrs Wil­son said.

“It in­jects money into the town and tourism will ben­e­fit greatly from the show.”

The com­mit­tee also or­gan­ised a wine and cheese night that helped bring the com­mu­nity to­gether.

“It was the girls’ idea and they helped make it pos­si­ble,” Mrs Wil­son said.

“They’ve done a re­ally good job of set­ting it all up and this Satur­day night should be a huge suc­cess.”

Hol­ly­wood, A Night with the Stars is on Satur­day, April 29, start­ing at 6pm.

It will be held at the Eidsvold Town Hall.


BALL TIME: Showgirl con­tes­tants for 2017 pre­pare to find out who has won on Satur­day night.

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