ALICE Clifton hopes to swap a hockey trophy for the Grafton Showgirl crown next month, as the first person to put her hand up in the 2013 quest.
"I know the current show girl Lisa (Green); she is the one who encouraged me to go in it," she said.
The 23-year-old Department of Lands businesses services officer moved to Grafton a year ago.
"I might get to know a few more people in the area," Miss Clifton said.
Hailing from the southern NSW town of Carwoola, Miss Clifton has been on the show circuit for most of her life and said she loved her first Grafton Show last year.
"Everyone in the community is so nice and welcoming, the weather is big plus (apart from the last few weeks), it's such a good location, it's rural but close to the beach," she said of living in the Valley.
An outdoor person who loves tennis and hockey, Miss Clifton has plans to stick around for a while.
The Grafton Show is on April 19-20.
To find more phone 6642 2240 or 0488 243 387 or go to graftonshowgrounds.com.au.
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