The Gin Gin show will be back once again this weekend with an action-packed two days of fun events for the whole family.
Recently the Gin Gin Show Society hosted its Gin Gin Sunset at the Showgrounds event which saw their 2022 showgirls and rural ambassador announced.
The 2022 Gin Gin showgirl and rural ambassador winners are:
• Showgirl – McKenzie Apel
• Junior Showgirl – Flynn Suendermann
• Rural Ambassador – Sam Christensen
2022 Gin Gin Showgirl McKenzie Apel said being part of this year's show had provided her with a chance to reach out to the region's youth.
“I think this is a great opportunity to be involved and encourage my peers and the younger generations to get involved with the Gin Gin Show in any way they can,” McKenzie said.
“I would not only like to encourage people to get involved in the competition and pavilion side of the show but to also step up and get involved in the running of future shows.”
Sam Christensen, who has been named the 2022 Gin Gin Show Rural Ambassador, said she wanted to use her role to highlight the importance of shows for farmers and those in the agricultural industry.
“Shows are a tool to increase agricultural productivity by promoting a competition where the best in a class or category was awarded with prize money and a ribbon,” Sam said.
“With this in mind, agricultural shows and show ground facilities are vital to the community especially for small rural towns, they bring country and city people together.
“Agricultural shows allow farmers to network, the opportunity to meet with researchers and ask about new farming technologies to increase productivity, while displaying their product at a competitive level and educating people about where their food comes from and how it is made.”
The Gin Gin Sunset at the Showgrounds event not only welcomed the new showgirls and rural ambassador, it also raised money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
Gin Gin Show Society Assistant Secretary Charlotte Nielson said the event was a huge success.
“We had a fantastic night celebrating the 2022 Showgirl and Rural Ambassador awards,” Charlotte said.
“We raised $2600 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service from our Charity Auction where we auctioned off a meat smoker pack, barbed wire hat garden ornament, hair straightener pack, and Silver by Diamond and Fiona Schofield Millinery voucher pack.
“We enjoyed cocktail and canapes to the sounds of Stella Hutchins Musician and later in the evening the band D’fine.”
The Gin Gin Show is an event that brings locals and visitors together each year to celebrate everything there is to love about a traditional country Show.
Tickets are available for purchase online here.
You can find out all the information on the upcoming show here.
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