Spirit of town inspires journo

CQ News journalist Tara Miko is the latest entrant in the Sunflower Festival queen quest.
CQ News journalist Tara Miko is the latest entrant in the Sunflower Festival queen quest.

FOLLOWING in the tradition of Emerald’s community spirit, Tara Miko is entering the Sunflower Festival 2011, seizing the chance to give back to the town she now calls home.

“What inspired me was the way the community came together and embraced everyone working as team to get the town back on its feet after the floods,” she said.

“I want to do my bit for the community.

“I am fundraising for the Central Highlands Flood Appeal because as a journalist working in Emerald during the flood, I saw first-hand the devastation of people’s lives and the heartache they endured.

“Now, more than ever, the festival symbolises a time the community can come together and celebrate after the events of the past few months.”

Tara grew up in Townsville touring the Queensland Rodeo circuit and was a state champion. In Year 12 she was school captain and upon finishing school, moved to Brisbane to study journalism.

Tara has been working as a journalist at the Central Queensland News for the past seven months.

“My fundraising plans are still in the works but you can count on there being live music, a great atmosphere and an epic night out for everyone.”

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