ON October 5 The Ararat Advertiser featured profiles on the first two nominees for the title of queen at the 2018 Golden Gateway Festival, which will run from October 19 to 28.
Seven young women nominated themselves, and the next two profiles to be featured are Kasey Bibby-Rickard and Brooke Nicholson.
Nominees are each busy raising funds for their chosen charities and will be judged on their ability to be great ambassadors to the town.
Ms Bibby-Rickard’s hobbies are cooking, walking her dog and learning about the world, and she aims to travel and help children less fortunate and become a nurse, midwife or police officer.
She has raised money for the 40-hour Famine and the Cancer Council, and counts a Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate II in Retail among her achievements.
Her chosen charity is Lowe Street, Ararat.
Ms Nicholson’s hobbies are make-up, reading and collecting books, and she aims to become a well-known make-up artist, finish her Certificate III in Community Pharmacy and travel to Europe and America.
Her achievements are skincare and beauty express training, representing her school at Country Week in Western Australia and completing outdoor education course Outward Bound.
Ms Nicholson’s charity is Look Good, Feel Good.