Dorrigo community a winner at Showgirl Zone Finals

The Dorrigo Show Committee has received top marks for hosting the Zone Four Showgirl Finals.

Nearly 160 people packed a highly decorated showground pavilion to welcome entrants from 13 centres covering Tamworth, Dorrigo, Walgett and Narrabri.

The two finalists are Bronte Marshall, 24, an executive assistant from Moree, and Georgina Haire, 23, a physiotherapy student from Wee Waa.

"Judges were impressed with Ms Marshall's enthusiasm for community and her extensive involvement in her local show society, including her role as vice president, a passion inspired by her late grandfather," The Land commented.

"Wee Waa's Ms Haire has witnessed the incredible resilience of agriculture during this toughest of droughts - now drawing to a close - which has brought her community together in ways few from outside can really understand.

"During breaks from university, where she is studying to become a physiotherapist, Ms Haire helps with all facets of farming, from administering workplace health and safety protocol, to driving B-double trucks full of cotton seed; even welding.

"Again, it was Ms Haire's extensive involvement with her local show society and a desire to help her community during these challenging times that impressed the judges."

Each young woman will represent her region at the state finals during the Sydney Royal Show in April.

Officials complimented Dorrigo Show Committee members and friends on their planning and conducting of the week-end which ended in a black tie dinner.

It is the first time in 20 years that Dorrigo Show Society has been chosen to host the event.

Officials drew attention to the efforts of Show Society President, Sally Duckett and Showgirl coordinator, Tahnee Beelitz for their work and expertise.