Whitty wins big in Lions grocery grab
Paul Whitty was delighted to receive a phone call from Finley Lions Club member Peter Martin on Saturday with the news he was the winner of the grocery grab raffle.
The local organisation would like to thank the community for its continued support of this important project.
Under this program, half of the money raised goes to the Lions Cord Blood Foundation while the remainder is retained by the local club for its community.
The Lions Cord Blood Foundation works in partnership with the Fight Cancer Foundation, the Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Children’s Institute and the Sydney Cord Blood Bank.
The Lions Cord Blood Foundation supplies funding for the collection and storage of cord blood units which are collected from the umbilical cord of the newborn.
It also supplies funding for a blood collection nurse and a proper data base.
Stem cells are processed from the cord blood to assist children battling Leukaemia and other blood disorders.
All the participating Lions Clubs have raised around $2 million over a 10 year period for the Lions Cord Blood Foundation
The Finley Lions Club would like to express special thanks and appreciation for the continued support of IGA.
Preparations are well underway for the Anglican Parish Fete at the grounds in Coree St, Finley to be held this Saturday from 9am.
There will be lots of craft, plants and cake stalls as well as morning tea and a barbecue lunch.
There will also be vintage vehicles on display and music to keep everyone entertained.
Raffle prizes include a dressed lamb for first prize and half a dressed lamb for second and third, as well as other goodies.
This is always a popular event on the Anglican Church calendar and it is understood Rev Stephen has special connections to guarantee nice spring weather.
Just a reminder that help is needed at the Finley Swimming Pool this weekend to ensure the pool and surrounds are clean and safe for the upcoming season.
It is advised people bring along a pair of gloves, and if anyone has a pressure washer it would also be of great assistance.
The Finley Pool Committee would love anyone interested in joining the group to go along to the meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Finley RS Club, set to start at 7.30pm.
New members are always welcome and it is good to get fresh ideas and suggestions from the community.
The Finley Show Society history book, ‘ 100 Shows, 104 years’, is available from the secretary and the Southern Riverina News office.
The book showcases the highlights of the show society and its many committee members since 1913. The book can be purchased for $25. Local historian Peter Hamilton has also put together a DVD on the 100th Finley Show and Show Dinner, and it can be purchased for $25 from Mr Hamilton or Murray Hut Clothing.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Retreat Hall Committee Bush Bash — which was to be held on October 29 — has been cancelled.
The Finley Anglican Church Ladies Guild will be hosting a Hat Parade in the Coree St hall on Thursday, October 19.
To be held from 2pm to 4pm, new season hats made by well-known local milliner Margaret Singleton will be presented, with styles and colours to suit all ages and occasions.
Entry fee for the afternoon will be $20, which includes high tea and a raffle ticket with the chance to win one of Margaret’s exclusive hats.
This is a great opportunity to go along and view the wide range on show with the racing season in full swing.
The Finley Uniting Church Friendship Morning is being held in the Coree St church hall tomorrow from 10am.
Everyone is welcome to go along and enjoy a relaxing morning, meet friends and make new ones. The morning will conclude with a light lunch.
Finley is gearing up for the inaugural Fincity Food and Music Fest to be held at Railway Park this coming Saturday, October 14.
There will be a twilight farmer’s market and local retail business stalls, as well as many food stalls operating between 5pm and 9pm.
Local musicians, singers and bands will entertain the crowd and, as usual, the Railway Park is a great setting for events of this kind so go along with family and friends to sit, relax and enjoy time together as a caring community.
Plans are well underway for Fr Martin Cruickshank’s farewell to take place in Finley on Sunday, October 22.
There will be a special mass at St. Mary’s Church from 10.15am, followed by a finger food lunch at the Finley Bowling Club.
Martin has been Parish Priest to both Finley and Tocumwal parishes for the past 18 years and will take up his new position at Sacred Heart, North Albury, in December.
Rev Stephen Davis said he wishes Fr Cruickshank well and will ‘‘truly miss his friendship’’.
‘‘Martin would be the most ‘user friendly’ and easy to get along with, genuinely caring, Catholic Priest that I have ever had to minister with in a community,’’ he said.
An open invitation is extended to all members of the community to attend and no RSVP is necessary, however, an indication of attendance would be appreciated for catering purposes.
Veronica Braybon can be contacted on 0409 044 848 or Aileen Phelan on 0427 132 713.
There will be a wishing well available for those who wish to express their appreciation of Fr Martin’s friendship and extend best wishes.
Items for ‘From Finley’ may be submitted by phoning 0428 293 922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or left at the Southern Riverina News office.
IGA’s David Conrick (centre) drew the winning Finley Lions Club grocery grab ticket assisted by Finley Lions Club members Peter Martin (left) and Steve McRae.