IF you ever wanted to represent Lockhart in the showgirl competition this is the year to do it.
Lockhart Show Society president Peter Smith said the event would be “heavily” sponsored and offered young people in the region an excellent opportunity to thrive.
The name June-Dally Watkins has been associated with showgirl competitions for a long time and this lady helps prepare many of the entrants for the prestigious Sydney Royal Easter Show competition.
Mr Smith said there were hopes that Lockhart could have a showgirl who would represent the town and region at zone and perhaps even higher and that they would work with Mrs Dally-Watkins.
For people considering a day out at Lockhart Show on September September 23 he said there was certainly plenty to see and do.
In addition to all of the agricultural exhibits and a full card of equestrian events visitors will be able to see a RAAF Balloon.
“They anchor it to the ground and it goes about 60 feet up in the air,” he said.
“We have had them here before,” he said.
Another highlight of the event and the association with the show society is the presentation of a new award.
The Royal Agricultural Societies of NSW agricultural shows award will be presented to an individual who has helped to make the Lockhart event a success over the years.
“This is a relatively new award and it will be a good chance to present it,” Mr Smith said.
Mr Smith said he was hoping people would take some time to recover from Henty Machinery Field Days and visit the popular show, also in the eastern Riverina.
Erica Alchin of Boree Creek was the 2017 showgirl and she has spoken about her experience and encouraged other people to follow in her footsteps.
“I absolutely loved the experience (and) I got so many opportunities to grow as a young woman in a vibrant community,” she said.
“I learned new things about Lockhart,” she said.