Beaudesert Show Ambassadors celebrated at gala night

DESPITE COVID-19 again causing the cancellation of this year's show, the Beaudesert Show Society named its 2021 Show Ambassadors at a special event on Saturday night.

The gathering at the Beaudesert Golf Club took place after the previously scheduled judging was put off during lockdowns early this year.

The Beaudesert Show Society said not only did changes have to be made to the dinner but also in how the competitions was run - with contestants having to submit a short video submission to some questions and undertake judging two weeks prior to the dinner - but also how the Show Ambassadors would be involved in the community with the cancellation of the 2021 Show.

Showgirl committee member Rhiannon Taylor said it was a great night with more than 65 people attending to support the entrants and the Society, people attending, included members of the Show Society's executive and management committee, Scenic Rim state MP Jon Krause. Councillor Michael Enright, Showgirl Alumni and the families of the entrants.

Ms Taylor said the contests aimed to recognise and promote the key role the next generation would play in the rural workforce and their contributions in sustaining rural and regional communities and the calibre of all entrants in this year's competition made the judges tack exceptionally hard.

"It was a really successful night, our current reigning Showgirl and Regional Representative Caitlyn Hester was our emcee, there was great food, excellent entrants, enjoyable music provided by the Undecideds, and it allowed everyone to see the calibre of our wonderful entrants," she said.

Entrants for 2021 Rural Ambassador were Dallas Davidson, Sarah MacGinley and Tiff Chase.

Showgirl entrants were Leena O'Brien, Anna Ferguson, Tiff Chase and Olivia Plunkett.

Junior Ambassador entrants were Harper Tinsley, Caitlin Dennien, Carly Griffiths and Kate Ferguson.

Anna Ferguson was crowned 2021 Showgirl narrowly beating out Showgirl runner-up Oliva Plunkett.

In the Junior Show Ambassador category, Kate Ferguson was chosen as the winner and Caitlin Dennien claimed runner-up.

Sarah MacGinley was named the 2021 Rural Ambassador, with Dallas Davidson being named runner-up.

It was announced the winners and runners-up in each category would be out and about at a number of community events across the Scenic Rim in the lead up to the regional competition in the first half of 2022. They would also be involved in the 2022 Beaudesert Show.

"So if you see the Beaudesert Show 2021 ambassadors and showgirl out and about at local events, come up and say hi," Ms Taylor said.

"And don't forget to follow their progress on Instagram @beauyshowambassadors."