Dalby looks for newest showgirls
TOMORROW marks the Miss Showgirl Dalby and Rural Ambassador launch, courtesy of the Dalby and District Show Society.
With an afternoon tea from 2.30pm in the members’ room at the Dalby Showgrounds, the event is an information session to provide parents and those wanting to nominate the details of the competition.
This year has seen the categories opened to include: Miss Mini Showgirl for entrants aged 6–9 years; Miss Junior Showgirl (10–13 years); Miss Teen Showgirl (14–17 years); and Miss Showgirl (18–-28 years).
The Dalby Rural Ambassador quest is open to entrants aged 20–30 years.
Dalby and District Show Society secretary Raelene Akers will be heavily involved in the running of the event.
“The event is to try and encourage younger women to get involved with not only just agriculture but also their show society,” Mrs Akers said.
“We hope to have a strong turn-out and encourage as many people to come down, particularly those in the younger categories.”
Miss Showgirl 2017 winner and 2018 Miss Showgirl coordinator Emily Akers encouraged those who might be hesitant to apply.
“No-one knows how much you learn and have fun being a Showgirl/Rural Ambassador entrant until you enter the quest,” Ms Akers said.
“It allowed me to feel accepted into the community as I had only been in Dalby for eight months at the time and allowed me to know more about the Dalby and District Show Society.
“I made a bunch of new friends from the event that will hopefully last for a long time.
“It also gives young girls and women an opportunity to improve on their self-esteem and confidence which is great.”
Fundraising for the ball will be held until February 10, with the winners announced that same night.
If you want to be involved make sure you head down to the information session tomorrow.
ALL WINNERS: Miss Showgirl 2017 Emily Akers, Dalby Mayor Paul McVeigh and runner-up Sophie Volker.