Stacey Clarke is really looking forward to the Forbes Show this year. Stacey is one of two entrants this year, with the other being Brooke Tattersall. Stacey said that one of the reasons for entering is due to the influence of Annabelle Green, who is the Co-ordinator of the Showgirl Competition, and who has been someone that Stacey really looks up to.
Stacey believes that it is important for young people to have a voice in the rural communities that they work in, and believes that the experience will assist her in her role as a water sales specialist at Ray White Rural. She has been in this role now for around 6 months and with Ray White Rural for just on two years. Stacey said, “I have learnt so
much about this side of the rural sector, as it involves dealing with local farmers, and the reselling of water allocation rights and entitlements.
It is a growing side of the rural sector for a lot of agents, and I have very good mentors at the agency.” Following on from the local Forbes Show, the next step for the local winner is to attend the district judging, and then onto the
Easter Show in Sydney in 2016. The judging has taken place over a period of time, with the main judging and interviews taking place at the Forbes Council Chambers with both girls being interviewed by a panel of three
judges. Then there was the Black Tie Show Ball on the Saturday night and the final sashing will take place later in the day on Friday afternoon. Stacey said, “It has been a great experience to be part of this and has given me a greater knowledge and understanding of the rural community and the ability to communicate with the Forbes Community.”
Best of luck to both entrants!