Name: Ashley Ginn
From: I am originally from Muswellbrook but moved to Tamworth from Cairns in 2016.
Who is your sponsor? My sponsor is The Northern Daily Leader - who I also work for
Why did you enter the quest? I entered to quest because I wanted to meet some new people, make some new friends and also to give back to the community.
What is the most interesting thing about you? When I lived in Cairns I lived in a tree house. I had to access the house by a bridge. It was amazing, surrounded by nature and wildlife.
Where would you send someone to visit if they were in Tamworth for the first time?
If the visitor wanted to do something within Tamworth I would send them to the Golden Guitar - not only has this got an amazing history and story behind it but the visitor information centre that it backs onto is great. It has so much information on the town, a café, a wax museum, a gift shop etc.
If the visitor wanted to do something out of town I would suggest taking a trip to the little town of Uralla, roughly 1 hours’ drive from Tamworth. It is a very historical town filled with amazing pubs, cafes, wineries and heritage walks. The residents of the town are super friendly, welcoming and accommodating.
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What’s your favourite thing about the Country Music Festival? I love the atmosphere that surrounds the town during the Festival period. Walking down Peel Street, you can’t help but smile because everyone is so happy.
Who or what is your favourite band and/or song? When I think about my favourite song or artist, it is so hard to narrow it down because I like so many artists such as: Keith Urban, Casey Chambers and The McClymonts.
What has been the best thing about the Queen Quest so far? My favourite part of the Queen Quest so far is that I have meet some amazing ladies and made new friends.
What would you do if you were crowned queen?
If I was crowned Queen I would represent and promote what Tamworth, the community and The Country Music Festival stand for, with the use of my skills and knowledge through networking and social media.
While working for the local Newspaper, I have had the opportunity to become the face of The Northern Daily Leader or “Director of First Impressions”; by gaining this role I have had the pleasure of meeting and helping many Tamworth residents and the community with their enquiries.
To be able to give back to the community by being an ambassador of Tanworth would be an amazing experience.
What Queen responsibility or perk are you most looking forward to? I look forward to being able to represent the town of Tamworth and my sponsor/work at all of the events during the Country Music Festival. Being able to interact with the community on a daily basis, getting to know people in the town and help out wherever I am needed.