Narromine’s Showgirl for 2012 was announced on Saturday night at what was a glamorous and fun show ball.
The title was claimed by local girl Rachael Reid and, according to one of the organisers Natasha Simpson, the judges had a tough decision to make between three fabulous candidates.
“As always the judges really had their work cut out for them and much deliberation went into choosing the winning showgirl, Rachael, with the judges commenting that all the girls were worthy of the title,” Miss Simpson said.
“The Narromine community should be proud of the impressive young women they are producing.
“Congratulations to Rachael, Bridget (Astill) and Sarah (Foster), they are each a credit to the community.”
At what Miss Reid said was a fantastic night at the ‘beautifully decorated show ball’, she was thrilled to be announced as this year’s showgirl despite a few nerves leading up to the big moment.
“All three of us (Bridget, Sarah and myself) were so tense leading up to the announcement,” Miss Reid admitted.
“Bridget and I both said to each other “we need to sit down”. But I think nerves are good; to me they show that you care.”
Having the chance to represent her town of Narromine, Rachael is looking forward to the challenges and adventures this next year will bring.
“I was really honoured because it was a hard decision for the judges, any one of us were good candidates for showgirl and would bring something different to the table,” Miss Reid said.
“I was proud of myself because I haven’t done anything like this before and I have some big shoes to fill with Alli Jenkins and Clare Webb being the showgirls before me, so to be successful was a real honour.
“I’ll give 100 per cent effort in being 2012 showgirl.
“I’m a confident public speaker and I honestly care about the Narromine community so I’ll be a good representative for Narromine at zone and throughout my year as showgirl. I’m a local girl, I work and live here so I’ll be attending the meetings and doing my best to improve Narromine in the ways that I can.”
Along with the excitement of her role as showgirl and ambassador for Narromine, Miss Reid said she had already gained valuable experience and friendships during this process.
“We had a really small group of entrants this year - three girls - which made it really nice,” she said.
“Both Bridget and Sarah are fantastic girls so we had a good time getting to know each other during the interview process and throughout the night. It really is so nice to have a good group of people.
“The judges also made the interview process really enjoyable and relaxed which has increased my confidence, so win or not, that in itself was a priceless experience and I recommend it to other girls for next year. I’d really like to thank Sarah McGilchrist and Natasha Simpson and the show ball committee for putting together a great night and the judges for their time and for making the day so enjoyable.”
The 2012 Show Ball was labelled as a fantastic evening by all who attended.
Miss Simpson said it was the support they received from sponsors and the community that continued to make this annual event the success it is.
“We are also very thankful to our judges Frank Roberts, Kerrie Capill and Wil Bennett and our MC James Hamilton, who all gave their time for the event,” she said.
“It may not have been our largest show ball to date but it was (arguably) the most fun to date. The photo booth was a big hit and is likely to make a return in the years to come.”