John is our rural ambassador
IN THE eyes of the rural ambassador judges, each of the entrants was a winner.
At the Burnett Sub-Chamber judging at Teebar, a shocked John Marshall said with the quality of people he didn’t expect to win.
Judge Owen Thompson said it was good to see people stepping forward.
“It is just a blessing to see rural people wearing their hearts on their sleeves,” he said.
“Today hasn’t been an easy task as we have five excellent candidates and only one winner.
“In my eyes every one of you are winners.”
Runner up was Gayndah’s Kerry Goodwin. Other entrants included Tsara Hogno (Monto), Randall Wixon (Teebar) and Catherine Morice (Eidsvold).
Entrants answered two questions from MC Cr Robbie Radel before addressing the topic of what project they would support in the region with Federal Government funding.
All were passionate with their responses which included sealed roads suitable for B-doubles, funding for education and mental health, invasive weeds and pasture dieback and a feasibility study for the Coalstoun Lakes water project.
As the rural ambassador Mr Marshall said he would be able to provide a voice when required on issues relating to the rural sector of his region.
“I would like to inspire young people to take an active part in local events.”
His ambition is to own a cattle property and to breed and train working dogs.
RURAL AMBASSADOR: Burnett Sub-Chamber runner up Kerry Goodwin, of Gayndah, with winner John Hunter, of Gin Gin.