Naracoorte Show Committee has new faces and new ideas

The Naracoorte Show in 2018 will be bursting to the brim with new ideas, including a window display competition, and with younger committee members contributing their ideas.

Laurel Lees and Jackie Wilson are two of the younger committee members working on the Naracoorte Show.

“I got involved with the Show Committee through the Young Rural Ambassadors Award,” Laurel explained.

“By doing that award I though I should get involved with the show more and help out, and then I thought I should be involved again this year as I wanted to help out.”

Laurel believes that being involved in organisations such as show committees are a good chance for young people to get out into the community.

She’s looking forward to the cattle judging at this year’s show.

Jackie Wilson, who is one of the younger committee members at 27, also became involved through being an ambassador.

“I was approached by Rosemary Miller as I have been involved in the cattle section of the show for a number of years, and I was also last year’s Naracoorte Show Rural Ambassador so I thought, ‘Why not get myself more involved in the show?”

Jackie and Catherine Miller have been working on a shop window competition to get the community more involved in the Show. Businesses that have taken part include Betta Electrical, Carter’s Foodland, Good Country Physiotherapy, Flowertechnics, Heard’s Menswear, Trends of Naracoorte, the Naracoorte Art Gallery and the Naracoorte Herald.

“For our first year, it’s a pretty good effort,” Catherine said.

The best shop window will be judged this week.

The 2019 Rural Ambassador Award and Young Rural Ambassador Award will be announced on Saturday at the show with presentations starting at 12.30pm.