Brendas a winner, say Cup judges
By KIM COUSINS
TAKE a look at this face you'll be seeing a lot more of Brenda Harris in coming months.
Chosen to be the face of the Lismore Cup, the part-time nursing student and full-time mum will get used to seeing herself with a billboard and other advertising appearing soon.
Her first job as 'the face' is to go shopping for a new outfit.
"I'm not sure what I'll be wearing yet," she said.
"Spring fashions don't arrive in the shops until later this month. I do know I'll be wearing beautiful shoes, a frock and a hat.
"You've definitely got to wear a hat to the races!" She was selected after an interview with a panel of Lismore Turf Club committee members.
Of the four girls interviewed, Brenda's natural beauty stood out.
"She has a fresh-faced look," said Michael Timbrell, manager/secretary of the Lismore Turf Club.
"She is also well spoken and has a mature outlook. "Although all the girls interviewed were suitable and would've done a good job, we think Brenda will portray our image very well."
But. it won't be all champagne and caviar. Brenda is responsible for presenting winners with their trophies, as well as helping to judge Fashions on the Field.
She'll also have the job of ushering the jockeys to the viewing room after their race to watch their win on tape.
"I love the races, especially the country ones," she said.
"It brings a lot to the town and it's a great atmosphere. I've been to the races many times it's a great way for me to give something back."
Planning is progressing well for the race that stops the city on Thursday, September 27.
"Posters and advertising will be out at the end of July, Mr Timbrell said .As always, we're expecting a big crowd." Will Brenda find time in her busy schedule to place a bet or two on the day?
"Of course!" she said.
"You can't go to the races and not have a flutter."