Showgirl entrant has big dreams
ONE Grafton Showgirl entrant keen to change the world is doing her bit in her job and her studies.
"One person can't change the world on their own, but they can do their part to make a difference," said 21-year-old Ashleigh Griffin of South Grafton.
Ms Griffin is a disability support worker at Caringa Enterprises and studying to be a social worker.
"In my job I help people to achieve things they can't do on their own," Ms Griffin said.
"My parents are foster parents and as a child you see things and think, that's not right and I want to change things."
While not from a farming background, she is passionate about the importance of the Grafton Show.
"The younger generation see the show as rides, rides, rides, but farmers don't have any opportunity to show what they do and it's the only time of the year they can."
"I like to watch the showground arena and see the photography exhibits.
"I was talked into entering Grafton Showgirl, but in the back of my mind I had always wanted to do it, to give me the confidence to go out and achieve what I want."