Come over to Gore, mate

Forbes back from Tamworth

BRIDGET RAILTON IN GORE
Last updated 14:17 14/02/2013
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Gore's Young Ambassador for 2012 Shanna Forbes has been busy promoting Gore to sister city Tamworth.

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It's tough to come back to reality after almost two weeks' swanning around in the Australian sunshine - and Gore's young ambassador knows all about it.

2012 Young Ambassador Shanna Forbes returned from her 10-day stint in Tamworth during their country music festival recently where she was tasked with promoting Gore and districts to its sister city counterparts.

Shanna said it was a successful mission. She met a lot of new people, many of whom seemed interested in jumping the ditch for Gore's Gold Guitars.

She and husband Aidan Forbes, who accompanied her on the trip, may even end up hosting some of the potential international visitors in their Gore home during the Gold Guitar festival this June.

"I formed quite a few new friendships just from being there," she said.

"It was great meeting new people."

Shanna encourages all young people to consider entering this year's Young Ambassador competition.

"It's an awesome experience," she said.

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