Fin­ley Show am­bas­sador named GVRSA run­ner-up

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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).

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