Show season ends well
MULLUMBIMBY Show drew big crowds at the weekend to close the 2011 Northern Rivers show season.
Show society president Tony Naclerio was more than happy with the Saturday weather and the strong turnout.
"A show like this doesn't happen unless you've got good competitors, entries and spectators," he said.
Mr Naclerio thanked the committee and volunteers for their hard work and the generosity of the sponsors.
An ecstatic Teleah Johnston is Mullumbimby Showgirl of 2011, picking up a string of prizes and a $500 cheque.
Nicole Thomas was runner-up and will fill any commitments Ms Johnston can't. They were sashed by last year's winner Chandelle Reynold.
Showgirl judge Paul Medeiros explained the criteria and the ongoing relevance of the competition.
"You have to be female to start, which might be unfair," he said with a grin.
"We had a few briefs: their knowledge of national and international current affairs, rural affairs and they have to demonstrate how they might represent the show and the community."
Mr Medeiros said the winner could represent Mullumbimby at the Royal Easter Show where a win gets $50,000.
"So they need to have a good presence, community awareness, communication and public speaking skills."