Showgirls enjoy night of fun
WITH just one more sleep to go before the winner is announced, aspiring Grafton Showgirls will be taking to the rides tonight as they enjoy the traditional Friday night of fun.
Showgirl co-ordinator Katrina Norton said the past couple of weeks had been extremely busy in the lead-up to the event, but the girls all performed beautifully at the meet-and-greet with judges.
"Our judges were very impressed with the four girls," Ms Norton said.
Tomorrow the girls will be taking on official duties, such as sashing champion animals and livestock, before joining board members and VIPs at a special lunch.
Contestants this year include 22-year-old Lisa Green from Lower Southgate, 21-year-old Ashleigh Griffin from South Grafton, 19-year-old Brianna Guiana from Lantiza, and Samantha Moran, 21, from Coutts Crossing.
Grafton Showgirl of 2011 Madeline McDonald recently returned from finals at the Royal Agricultural Show in Sydney, where she competed with 14 other state Showgirl finalists for the show title.
While the top role was taken out by Jasmine Nixon of Crookwell, Madeline, 22, said she was thrilled with her involvement in the Sydney event and grateful for the support of the Grafton community.
At 2pm, the winner of the 2012 Grafton Showgirl competition will be announced in the main ring at Grafton Showground.
Ms Norton said planning for next year's event would begin in a matter of weeks.