A GOOD crowd turned up for lunch at the Country Club Pavilion in Kooralbyn on November 11 to support law student and Miss Rodeo Kooralbyn Nikea Coulson in her quest to win the Australian title.
Ms Coulson will compete at a national level next year when she represents Kooralbyn at the Miss Rodeo Queen of Australia Quest from January 19.
Ms Coulson said as part of her campaign she was raising money for Aussie Helpers, a charity that provided help and support to struggling farmers in rural areas.
“We had a barbecue, lunch kids’ face painting and a classic and vintage car display,” she said.
“We sold lots of raffle tickets and quite a few people turned up so it was a good day.”
Kooralbyn locals and rodeo queen supporters were joined for lunch by 35 members of the South West Brisbane Motoring Club who arrived with 19 classic and vintage cars for display.
Entertainment was provided by “banjo girl” and former Voice contestant Taylor Pfeiffer.
Harvey Norman stores in Toowoomba, Dalby, Kingaroy and Warwick donated the proceeds of a charity for Aussie Helpers.
Peter Millar from Harvey Norman in Toowoomba said the cheque for $6,548 had come from the customers of these stores.
“Once a year we hold a weekend campaign where we donate a percentage of all sales to charity,” Mr Millar said.
“The Toowoomba store also donated a leather shag rug worth $1,899 for the raffle.”
Ms Coulson said she looked forward to competing in Miss Rodeo Australia, which would involve a demonstration of horse riding skills, presenting a speech, appearing in four different outfits and demonstrating knowledge of rodeo history.