Meet Jessica Smith - Miss National Pharmacies

Miss National Pharmacies Jessica Smith is the second Tunarama Ambassador Quest entrant to be featured in the Port Lincoln Times this year.

Miss National Pharmacies Jessica Smith pictured with sausage rolls from her fundraising efforts and National Pharmacies Manager Kerry-Anne Casanova.

Miss National Pharmacies Jessica Smith pictured with sausage rolls from her fundraising efforts and National Pharmacies Manager Kerry-Anne Casanova.

Miss Smith is fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“The Royal Flying Doctors are vital to this area, they fly in over twice a day,” she said. 

“I wanted to give back to a charity that needed funding,” she said.

Miss Smith said she also joined the competition for her own personal goals. 

“I wanted to grow more within myself and just get out into the community a bit more,” she said. 

She said hosting three major events, and coming up with some new ideas for fundraising has also helped with her confidence.

“I had the first Ute Muster here in Port Lincoln, it had never been done before,” she said. 

Miss Smith also came up with the idea of a Santa’s Cave to continue fundraising for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

“The people with Royal Flying Doctors, they really get behind it and have helped with my barbecues, and are happy to put in a two hour stint or help cook and prepare,” she said. 

Miss Smith also started a sausage roll drive after their popularity in the area took off.

“We first made them for the Yallunda Flat show and they sold out, and then another show where they also sold out, so we decided to do a sausage roll drive,” she said. 

Miss Smith said the best part about Tunarama is that she is more involved in the process this year.

“I’ve never had to do anything like this before, so I just jumped in to it,” she said. 

“For me, I’ve learned to pull off big events and be a lot more organised.

“You also learn patience and about the stress levels, but it’s been good,” she said. 

Miss Smith also said that she would like to help future entrants in the Tunarama quest. 

“I’d explain to them that its a journey,” she said. 

“I didn’t know any of the other entrants at the beginning, but you do make good friendships and I’ve become quite close with some,” she said. 

“Making friends makes the competition easier,” she said.