Finley Show ambassador named GVRSA runner-up
The Finley Show Society was well represented at the Goulburn Valley Riverina Shows Association dinner in Shepparton on Saturday.
Hayley Doohan placed runner-up Junior Rural Show Ambassador with Cobram’s Bianca Phillips deemed the winner.
Miss Doohan was interviewed by judges and then presented a three-minute speech on the topic ‘‘What does living in your local community mean to you?’’
She provided her own definition of the word community and reflected on her time in Finley.
‘‘Growing up in this community has shaped who I am today. This community has allowed many young people to succeed in many areas of life and enabled them to grow and develop.
‘‘Living in my community means support from friends, family and from people who surround you.
‘‘Communities help, build and create an individual. It means a sense of home and togetherness.
‘‘It isn’t about just a group of people who live together or have the same idea but about what we do for each other and how we treat them as well.
‘‘Living in my community means being surrounded by people who care for you and treat you as if you’re part of their family,’’ Miss Doohan said.
In the other competitions conducted on the night Shirley Coldwell was first in Open Photography and Allison Davis second in Hand Embroidery.
Unfortunately, Billie Matheson’s muffins and Heather Frost’s carrot cake were not placed.
(From left) Goulburn Valley Riverina Shows Association Junior Rural Show Ambassador finalist Emily Peck (Numurkah), winner Bianca Phillips (Cobram), runner-up Hayley Doohan (Finley), judge Rodney Woods (Country News), finalist Rachael Mathews (Kyabram), 2018 State Rural Ambassador runner-up Hayden Williamson and finalist Amabel Grinter (Cobram).