Teacher wins county title
Primary school teacher Miss Sara Tyers was named Miss Nottinghamshire Young Farmer 2008 on Saturday.
Miss Tyers (24) of Ruddington YFC, helped to restart the club in September after it closed about five years ago, and is the chairman, treasurer and a member of the executive committee.
She was named Miss YFC at the annual County Ball, at Kelham Hall.
Miss Tyers, of Cooper Close, Cropwell Bishop, a teacher in Nottingham, was one of eight finalists cheered on by more than 550 people.
“It was a pleasant surprise when the judges said my name because there were so many people who deserved to win,” Miss Tyers said.
“I want to let everyone know what YFC is about and try to recruit more people.”
Miss Tyers’s prizes include: a family ticket to the pantomime at Newark Palace Theatre; a photo shoot and portrait from Muse Photography, Newark; a meal for two at Reeds Restaurant, Newark; a bouquet; a day pass and meal at Southwell Racecourse; a £200 voucher for Jane Young, Newark; a back massage from Celestial Touch, Balderton.
The runner-up was Miss Lisa Bowring (26) the programme, entertainments and general secretary at Tuxford YFC.
Miss Bowring, a farm administrator, of Spion Kop, near Warsop, received a £50 Jane Young voucher.
At Kelham Hall, the finalists paraded in evening wear and were judged for a second time.
The judges were the YFC county development officer, Mrs Louise Bateman, YFC international link officer Mrs Helen Ramsey, and Edingley farmer Mr David Brown.