Dalby looks for new­est show­girls

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: FILE

ALL WIN­NERS: Miss Show­girl 2017 Emily Ak­ers, Dalby Mayor Paul McVeigh and run­ner-up Sophie Volker.

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