COMMENCING the 140th Cowra Show celebrations, the Cowra Showgirl and Rural Achievers for 2019 were announced on Saturday during the annual cocktail party.
In the showgirl competition, 24-year-old Beatrice Patterson from Brittas, Canowindra, received the title of Cowra Showgirl for 2019.
Ms Patterson currently works as a solicitor for Campbell Paton and Taylor, Orange, with the ambition to become a dispute resolution practitioner.
She annually volunteers as the ring secretary of the Cowra Poll Dorset Championships and Cowra Lamb Show.
Previously she has waitressed at many Cowra Showgirl cocktail parties and completed volunteer work with Red Shield Appeal, Legacy and Royal Flying Doctor.
Ms Patterson looks forward to being an ambassador for Cowra as well as the showgirl movement.
Senior rural achiever went to 23-year-old Lily Wright from Cowra.
Intermediate rural achiever went to 18-year-old Lillee Felton, Cowra.
The Cowra Show will be held on October 18 and 19, with the showgirls and rural achievers excited to take part in the event.