Rural Ambassadors Olivia Frahm and Kate Roberts and Miss Showgirl Amanda Praetz at last year's Proston show.
Rural Ambassadors Olivia Frahm and Kate Roberts and Miss Showgirl Amanda Praetz at last year's Proston show. Katherine Morris

Proston show inspiring the next gen

PROSTON show marks its 60th anniversary this year with a line up of events to inspire the next generation of show enthusiasts.

Rural ambassador Kate Roberts, who will oversee the showgirls, junior rural ambassadors and young farmers challenge, said she loves getting the youth involved at the Proston Show.

"Its small and its fun and hopefully we cater to all ages to see what the town really has to showcase,” Ms Roberts said.

Show royalties, national rural ambassador Justin Matthews and Queensland showgirl Claire Jackson will be welcomed as special guests at this year's show.

With home grown country roots, Mr Matthews and Ms Jackson are great role models for the next generation, Ms Roberts said.

"It's so good having such good inspiration like Justin and Claire to come along to us and being able to show kids what you can become,” she said.

Proston showgirl Stephanie Johnson, who was announced at the recent Proston dance, will make her debut at the show.

Nine past showgirl winners will also be attending the show and are invited to a special afternoon tea to celebrate the anniversary, Ms Roberts said.

Junior rural ambassadors will be learning how the show works as the show organisers invest in the next generation.

They will be going around the show learning how to judge competitions, such as the dogs, in between their own competitions, she said.

Ms Roberts said she is particularly excited about one of the showgirls competing in the wood chopping competition.

"The junior rural ambassadors would appear to have quite a small role, but they do have a big impact on the youth in agriculture side,” she said.