Bulahdelah Showgirl entrants announced at Show Society Dinner Dance Bulahdelah, Wootton, Nerong Myall Coast News Photo Gallery by News Of The Area - Modern Media - August 8, 2018 Bulahdelah Showgirl entrants Ellie Gooch, Lauren Shultz and Keahne Hurtado. THE Bulahdelah Showgirl contestants for 2018 were formally announced at the annual Show Society Dinner Dance held last weekend. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE During the formalities, the three young local women, Ellie Gooch, Keahne Hurtado and Lauren Shultz, were introduced to the crowd and presented with their sashes by Showgirl Coordinator Di Stidoff and reigning Bulahdelah Showgirl Richelle Levey. “The girls are all amazing role models for our rural community,” Richelle said. The contestants are now looking forward to taking part in the rest of the competition which they said will be a great learning experience. “It’s about representing our community, promoting our town and meeting some really inspiring people along the way,” Ellie said. Following the judging across a range of areas including knowledge of rural issues, confidence and ambition, the winner will be announced at the Bulahdelah Show in November. The Dinner Dance also provided the opportunity for the Show Society to announce their pledge of $1,000 to the upcoming ‘One for the Farmers’ community fundraising day. “We want to help out the best that we can,” Show Society President Gary Gooch said. “We hope to donate more at the community event and we will additionally give the proceeds from our chocolate cake raffle at the show.” Another highlight of the evening was the lively fundraising auction, with generous bids bringing in over $2,700 which will be donated back to local organisations. Speaking with News Of The Area, Gary said the Dinner Dance is held each year to acknowledge the dedication of their many volunteers. “It’s about giving the people who volunteer and contribute to the show a relaxed social night together away from the demands of the show organisation,” he said. “It’s also a way of showing our volunteers that their efforts are appreciated.” Gary said more than 150 volunteers contribute to running the show each year. Show Society President Gary Gooch, reigning Showgirl Richelle Levey, 2018 Showgirl Entrants Ellie Gooch, Lauren Shultz and Keahne Hurtado and Showgirl Coordinator Di Stidoff. Kathy and Lloyd Aquilina, Lynette Shultz and Karen Shultz enjoy the evening. Lyn and Art Brown with Kerrie Gooch and Lesley Brown at the Show Society Dinner Dance. Anthony, Nicole, Sofie, Brittany and Jayden Dorney with Thomas Weippeart and Shannelle and Sharni Russell. Show Society President Gary Gooch leads the auction with assistance from Kevin Gooch. The Dinner Dance was a fun social night to thank the show volunteers.