Meg Devlin was surprised when she was announced as the 2015 Canowindra Showgirl at the Show on Saturday after entering the competition to try something new.
“I’ve been here a year and a half and I really didn’t expect to win but it’s exciting and I’m very proud. It’s a huge deal and every second person I see is congratulating me,” said Meg. “My New Year’s Resolution was to try new things and take myself out of my comfort zone. I saw this as a good opportunity to meet more people and get more involved in the community but it’s something I never pictured myself doing. It’s a whole new experience.”
Born in Cowra, Meg moved to Adelaide at 3 years old and returned to the Central West a year and a half ago for a change of scenery and circumstances. As the Canowindra Showgirl, Meg will visit Parkes in February to compete in the Zone Finals where judges choose representatives from the area to go to Sydney Royal and compete to be the Showgirl representative for
“I would love to get through to Sydney,” said Meg. “I think it would be an amazing experience and I want to do the town and rural NSW proud. It would be a huge honour.”
Overall, this year’s Show was a fun and successful event. Deb Rutter from the Canowindra PA & H Ladies Auxiliary has extended a big thank you to the volunteers with the Show Society, the Ladies Auxiliary from the Cobley Pavilion, the sponsors, the exhibitors, the staff at the Canowindra NRMA and the local media for helping to make the Canowindra Show the success that it was.
“It is through their tireless efforts this important annual community event continues to take place,” Deb said. The Show Office will be open until Friday
2 October so please collect your unclaimed prize money and uncollected items.