Count­down to the show is on

Show­girl, Am­bas­sador at­tend High Tea

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News - By MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

THE count­down is on to the Gin Gin Show af­ter the first of­fi­cial event of the cal­en­dar.

Satur­day’s High Tea pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity for stall­hold­ers to show off their wares and for the public to meet Miss Show­girl and Ru­ral Am­bas­sador en­trants.

There was only one en­trant in both cat­e­gories, and Town & Coun­try caught up with both Theresa Wil­liams and By­ron Brugge­mann to find out a bit more about the pair.

Miss Wil­liams is a 20-year-old ac­count­ing stu­dent who has lived in the area for about five years.

She grew up in New South Wales town of Narrabri, and lived there with fam­ily un­til she was 15.

“We used to visit the area all the time and even­tu­ally the fam­ily de­cided to move,” Miss Wil­liams said.

Miss Wil­liams is a keen touch foot­baller and is a regular at Ac­tive Fit­ness in town. She said she en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion to en­cour­age more lo­cals to get in­volved.

“I want to en­cour­age more lo­cals to par­tic­i­pate in events around town and to pro­mote agri­cul­ture,” she said.

Mr Brugge­mann was born in Mt Isa and moved to Gin Gin when he was 13.

Living on a prop­erty just out­side town, he jug­gles run­ning cat­tle with a keen pas­sion for mo­tocross rid­ing.

He races for Rum City Mo­tor­cy­cle Club and is a four-time se­nior open cham­pion.

“This sea­son has al­ready started and it hasn’t gone too badly so far,” he said.

He said he put his hand up for Ru­ral Am­bas­sador to give some­thing back to Gin Gin.

“I just wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity that has sup­ported me so much, and to fur­ther pro­mote agri­cul­ture,” he said.

The High Tea dou­bles as a fundraiser for the Show Ball, which is sched­uled to be held at Gin Gin RSL on May 16. The 106th Gin Gin Show will be on May 30-31.

More in­for­ma­tion about events and com­pe­ti­tions can be found at www.gin­gin­show­so­ci­ety.com.au.

Ru­ral Am­bas­sador By­ron Brugge­mann I just wanted to give back to the com­mu­nity that has sup­ported me so much , and to fur­ther pro­mote agri­cul­ture

PHO­TOS: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

GIV­ING BACK TO THE COM­MU­NITY: Gin Gin Show Ru­ral Am­bas­sador By­ron Brugge­mann, 29, and Miss Show­girl Theresa Wil­liams, 20, at the High Tea.

SHOW LEAD-IN: Gin Gin Show So­ci­ety High Tea is a lead-up event to the show.

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