Women required for Rockhampton Miss Showgirls contest
FIONULA Fanning knows what it takes to be Miss Showgirl.
Years ago the Rockhampton Show Society management committee member represented south-west Queensland at the Ekka after being crowned Miss Cunnamulla.
Fionula loved the experience, and is now encouraging other young women between the ages of 18 and 28 to get involved here in Rockhampton.
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"It's great for self-esteem, for connecting with businesses and also the community at large," she said.
"You often see girls who are involved are very community-minded and get involved with a whole range of things, and it's a great launch pad for that too."
Fellow committee member Dawn Hay said it was a fun, social thing to become involved in.
But it's not just Miss Showgirl that develops these skills - the committee is also seeking nominees for the Rural Ambassador Award, male or female, between the age of 20 and 30.
The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of young people in rural and regional Queensland.
It identifies people who have a passion for the agricultural industry and knowledge of current rural issues.
The Rockhampton Show runs from June 10 to 12 and is this year being organised by a volunteer group, which is calling for more volunteers to help make the event a success.
"We want the community to know it's their show, so come and help us run it," Dawn said.
To nominate for Miss Showgirl or for the Rural Ambassador contact Julie Collins at email@example.com or 4922 4900.