SHOWTIME: Nanango 2019 Miss Showgirl Claire-Marie Pepper and the Nanango Rural Ambassador Stacey Sanders.
SHOWTIME: Nanango 2019 Miss Showgirl Claire-Marie Pepper and the Nanango Rural Ambassador Stacey Sanders. Contributed

Girls to showcase region's achievements at rural show

NANANGO has already begun showcasing what their community has on offer ahead of the upcoming show.

Four inspiring young women were announced the Miss Showgirl and rural ambassador positions at the dinner event hosted by the Nanango RSL on Saturday March 30.

Claire-Marie Pepper won the 2019 Miss Nanango Showgirl title and Stacey Sanders was appointed the Nanango Rural Ambassador position.

The Nanango Miss Teen was named Hailee Downie and Miss Junior was Memphys Schloss.

Miss Pepper said it was a good night and there were three other girls who had also been in the running for the Miss Showgirl title.

"It's pretty exciting to take up that position, I was a bit surprised as I wasn't really expecting it as such," she said.

The graduate agronomist said she was appointed the position because of her ability to think quickly on her feet and her involvement in the community.

"Each girl had different areas we were very strong in, one girl was inspirational, another was a vet and the other was interested in photography," she said.

 

ENTRANTS: Miss Showgirl, Miss Teen, Miss Junior and the rural ambassador entrants for the 2019 Nanango Show.
ENTRANTS: Miss Showgirl, Miss Teen, Miss Junior and the rural ambassador entrants for the 2019 Nanango Show. Contributed

Miss Pepper is involved in the South Burnett Community Orchestra, is a Kingaroy Girl Guides leader and a member of the parish council of the local Anglican Church.

She is also involved in the South Burnett Musical Comedy Society's production of The Sound of Music.

Miss Pepper went for the title as it combined her passions including agriculture and being involved in the community.

"I think I've got a lot to offer the show society," she said.

Even though she did not grow up in the South Burnett and moved for work, the 2019 Miss Showgirl has found her second family in the Nanango rock and roll group.

"I feel very close to the Nanango community and love that I have the opportunity to represent them," Miss Pepper said.

She looks forward to the 110th Nanango Show which will be held on Saturday April 13.

"I'm looking forward to being involved and seeing all of the activities, traditions and getting involved in what the Nanango area has to showcase," she said.

"I'd like to encourage more people to be involved in the show society, so we can continue the traditions of our shows."

The night's judges were Scott and Rebecca Dunlop and Kerry Fogg, and the dinner featured a speech from the 2018 Rural Ambassador Nathan Trace.