Fraser Coast showgirl entrant Samantha Stevenson, 18, cooks up a storm outside Woolworths in Maryborough yesterday.
Fraser Coast showgirl entrant Samantha Stevenson, 18, cooks up a storm outside Woolworths in Maryborough yesterday. Jocelyn Watts

Topping up funds for a top show

A NEW four-cylinder car is up for grabs but even more importantly, so too is the Miss Showgirl title.

Sam Stevenson and Ziea Baker will step up the contest to become Miss Showgirl 2011 at this Sunday's Fraser Coast Show Horse Sale and General Auction, where they will be joined by third entrant, Dianne Mathews, who is nominated for Rural Ambassador.

The Miss Showgirl Quest is all part of the fundraising activities ahead of next year's annual show, with the contestants trying to raise $5000 each.

“I'm getting pretty close to my goal of $5000,” Ms Stevenson said.

“I haven't done much fundraising in the past, but so far I've found it to be a very rewarding experience.”

This year's entrants will be hosting the Fraser Coast Show Horse Sale and General Auction, with all proceeds going towards the Fraser Coast Show Society.

All entrants have been working long and hard seeking donations and sponsorship.

“Platypus Stockfeeds have been a great support,” Ms Mathews said.

“They have donated a huge amount of produce, feed and gear which will be won at the Monster Raffle I am organising on Sunday.”

Ms Stevenson will be selling tickets to win a holiday at Poona donated by the Poona Palms Caravan Park and Ms Baker is holding a competition to guess the weight of her favourite horse, Katandra Little Miss.

Throughout the day Dianne and Sam will also be selling raffle tickets and working at a sausage sizzle stand.

In preparation for this weekend's horse sale people are encouraged to book their horses, saddlery and other general items and market stalls this week. Bookings will be accepted until 9am on Sunday morning.

Stall holders should be at the Showgrounds no later than 7am for an 8am start.

For more information on the event contact the Show Society office on 4123 5311.



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