Courtney Darragh stepped down from her role as showgirl on Tuesday night.
Courtney Darragh stepped down from her role as showgirl on Tuesday night.

Society in void after heads resign

LESS than one week after the 2011 Killarney Show, the show society is now down a president, a secretary and a showgirl.

President Sonya Carr and secretary Jamie Mackenzie yesterday released a statement confirming they had stepped down from their roles.

“We are tired but very satisfied that we achieved all we intended to with the show and show ball,” Mrs Carr said.

“Jamie and I both admit we have neglected our home life, families and businesses and that is again our priority.”

Mrs Carr said her time as president had been a “great learning exercise”.

“As debutante executives, there are many ways we have learnt to improve the show society,” she said.

“But we cannot please all people all the time,” Mr Mackenzie added.

“The positive feedback we have gained from all around certainly outweighs any small errors.”

Mr Mackenzie and Mrs Carr said they were thankful to the exhibitors, volunteers and the society’s key players who they said had worked tirelessly on show society matters.

Their resignations come less than two days after showgirl Courtney Darragh stepped down from her role, following controversy in the town over a derogatory comment posted on her Facebook page.

The negative post was later removed with an apology in its place, however many people were outraged and called for her to step down.

Miss Darragh told the Daily News she decided to remove herself from the position on Tuesday night because she felt it was “the right thing to do”.

“I apologised and I did what I thought was the right thing,” she said.

“I just took responsibility for my actions and accepted the consequences.”

Ms Darragh apologised to the family of the person the comments were perceived to be aimed at and said the apology was accepted.

“I apologised to (the person) on the weekend and again on Tuesday night,” she said.

While Ms Darragh said the comments “weren’t directed at anyone in particular”, she was unwilling to elaborate on her reason for posting them on the social networking site.

It is unclear now whether Killarney will be represented at the Darling Downs sub-chamber showgirl finals in Toowoomba.


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