Gloria Fleming (Nanango Show Society), Maddie Pitstock (Goomeri) and Jasmine Thornes (Wondai) will be representing the South Burnett Sub-Chamber at the Queensland Ag Shows competitions at the Ekka (Photo: Supplied)

June 21, 2024
Dinner at the Wondai Diggers Club on Saturday night capped off a big day of judging for entrants competing to represent the South Burnett Sub-Chamber at this year’s Ekka.

The group, and their judges, toured Wondai … visiting the Heritage Museum, Timber Museum and David Earle Custom Saddles before dropping into Soul Moon Energies for lunch,

There was judging during the day, topped off by on-stage questions and answers at the RSL Club during dinner.

Three competitions were judged at the Sub-Chamber Finals: Showgirl, Rural Ambassador and Rich Dark Fruit Cake.

Five women competed for the Showgirl honour: Chloe Chudleigh (Nanango), Veronica May (Kingaroy), Jayda Reimers (Murgon), Emily Schultz (Goomeri) and Jasmine Thornes (Wondai).

Jasmine, who had been working hard on behalf of the Wondai Show Society to organise the Sub-Chamber event, impressed the judges and will be heading off to the Ekka as the South Burnett Showgirl.

There were four competitors in the Rural Ambassador category: Renee Schofield (Kingaroy), Ashlee Schofield (Nanango), Maddie Pitstock (Goomeri) and Ariel Morris (Wondai).

Maddie was awarded the South Burnett Rural Ambassador title, and will also be heading off to the Ekka.

The Showgirl winner and Rural Ambassador will spend a full week at the Ekka, representing the region and undergoing personal and professional development.

Veteran Ekka competitor Gloria Fleming, representing the Nanango Show Society, took out the Rich Dark Fruit Cake honour and will also be entering her work at the Ekka  competition.

Rural Ambassador entrants … Renee Schofield (Kingaroy), Maddie Pitstock (Goomeri), Ashlee Schofield (Nanango) and Ariel Morris (Wondai) (Photo: Supplied) 
Showgirl competition entrants … Chloe Chudleigh (Nanango), Emily Schultz (Goomeri), Veronica May (Kingaroy), Jasmine Thornes (Wondai) and Jayda Reimers (Murgon) (Photo: Supplied) 
Rural Ambassador and Showgirl entrants,  judges and Sub-Chamber officials during their visit to the South Burnett Timber Museum in Wondai (Photo: Supplied) 


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