Forbes Showgirl, Sally Downie, travelled to Sydney this week to represent our town in the Sydney Royal Showgirl competition.
She was announced as a finalist at the Zone 6 Regional Showgirl Finals earlier this year.
The state finals will take place throughout the course of the Sydney Royal Easter Show that started this week. It is the second consecutive year that Forbes will have their Showgirl representing our town at the prestigious event.
Sally is looking forward to the planned activities. “The itinerary is pretty full. We start off with a welcome lunch and a visit to Westmead Hospital, attend a personal development workshop and a dinner with the ASC.
We’ll also be going to Government House for a reception and Parliament House. We also do a members preview of the show the night before it opens,” said Sally.
“Friday is judging day so that will be our interviews and visiting the Show Pavilions.
We are also involved with the grand opening and grand parade, on stage interviews and presentations and we get to spend time with the Rural Achievers,” continued Sally.
Sally hasn’t let nerves get the better of her and says that she is feeling relaxed about the competition. “I’ve been told to just be myself and enjoy the experience. I never expected to get this far and it’s been an amazing journey so I’m just excited to experience the competition, meet all the other girls and represent Forbes and Zone 6 and agriculture,” said Sally.