Toogoolawah ladies shine

Toogoolawah Show Society’s 2024 Junior Rural Ambassador Emily Anderson, Showgirl Brooke Martin and runner up Showgirl Nikyla Richardson. Picture: TEYAH ROSE IMAGERY

Toogoolawah Show Society discovered its up-and-coming leaders at the Show Ball on Saturday night, 1 June.

Brooke Martin was announced as the 2024 Showgirl, with Nikyla Richardson securing runner up and Emily Anderson awarded Junior Rural Ambassador.

Miss Martin moved to Toogoolawah in 2014 and has experience in many different industries.

“When I was 17 I moved to the Northern Territory for a gap year on a cattle station,” she said.

“The year after that I went back to Mt Isa and did another stint at another station, then came back to work at a local feedlot while continuing my university degree.”

Miss Martin currently studies business at the University of Southern Queensland and works in a mine near Mt Isa.

She said she had a great time at the Show Ball.

“The night was pretty good, there were a lot of local people there and I definitely had a good support network,” Miss Martin said.

“I was sponsored by my old workplace where I worked through high school [Hav’A’Chat Cafe] which was nice, it was good knowing you can work somewhere and they’ll always support you.

“I’m excited about the Toogoolawah Show next week, it’ll be good to get amongst everyone there.”

Show Society president Verne Doyle congratulated the ladies on their achievements and for their support.

“It’s getting harder and harder to get young people to do it, but it was good, they stepped up and had a go,” he said.

The night had 250 in attendance, up from previous years.