SHOWTIME: The 2018 Charleville Miss Showgirl entrants take to the stage at the official judging.
SHOWTIME: The 2018 Charleville Miss Showgirl entrants take to the stage at the official judging. Leonie Eckel

Showgirl winners crowned

CHARLEVILLE Miss Showgirl for 2018, Claudia Hart, said earning the title had given her a sense of pride and boosted her confidence.

She was awarded the honour at the judging and high tea event on Saturday.

"I hope that my time as ambassador for the Charleville and District Show Society is used to spread awareness to the younger generation that our Charleville Show is not agiven, it is run by many hard-working volunteers,” Miss Hart said.

"Some larger towns are down to a one-day show, so we are very lucky to still have our full three-day show running.”

Miss Hart said she also hoped visit the region's schools to encourage young women to participate in next year's Miss Showgirl judging, and to submit their art, baking and produce for the pavilion judging.

"I will represent Charleville with pride at the regional judging in Wandoan next month,” she said.

Suzie Berry was named Miss Showgirl Runner-Up and said the experience had made her time in Charleville all the more richer.

"I've learnt never to underestimate a small town's community spirit and I have been so overwhelmed with support, and even though I haven't even lived in Charleville for a full year yet, I feel like a local,” Miss Berry said.

Demmi Roberts was awarded Miss Charity for her fundraising efforts after she raised $5130 out of the $8000 total - the most collected in the past five years of the competition.

"I have had a great time fundraising for the Show Society and have enjoyed getting out in the community and hosting events that everyone could participate in and enjoy,” Miss Roberts said.

"I'm glad I could make a great contribution to the Show Society and in a way be a part of helping to keep the show running.”

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