Bourke Show – Lilly is our Showgirl for 2021


Lilly in her day job as an Early Childhood Educator. Photo TWH
Lilly Hand representing Bourke in the Miss Showgirl quest. Photo contributed

Bourke’s Miss Showgirl 2021 Lilly Hand has an extraordinary passion for her hometown and is a worthy winner of the title.

Lilly will represent Bourke in the Miss Showgirl Zone Final, early in 2022, having held the title for two years, due to the COVID-19 cancellation of the annual show in 2020.

Bourke Showgirl Coordinator Grace Murray said it was all a bit complex when it happened last year.

“It was hard to comprehend the Royal Easter Show and other local shows not going ahead, but this side of COVID we now see clearer.

“To give a perspective on the delay COVID caused, they have only just wound up the Miss Showgirl contestants and selected a winner from the 2020 cohort of showgirls who were running for the title when Emily Bowden was representing Bourke.

“That helps give perspective to things,” Grace said.

The Bourke Show Society is thrilled to have Lilly represent Bourke for two years.

“Lilly has been fantastic in getting involved in the organisation of the show, volunteering to organise the new Young Farmers Challenge, which will bring lots of entertainment and fun for everyone.

“She is a wonderful representative for our town and the committee looks forward to supporting her as our Miss Showgirl,” Grace said.

Lilly attended the Royal Easter Show in Sydney this year showcasing cattle, which reveals her passion and love for the industry and lifestyle.

“To have someone come back to Bourke having been to the Royal Easter Show, has been a huge asset for us.

“Lilly has brought back a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist us in the planning of our show, particularly in managing COVID.


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