Finley’s next big annual event
‘‘While the council has not financially supported the event this year, we hope it can grow and attract grants in the future. Council supports all events throughout our shire, particularly events which bring overnight visitors because that also benefits our local businesses.’’
Cr Hannan said Railway Park was an ideal location for the new event, because of its surroundings and proximity to the main street.
‘‘The council has invested heavily into the Railway Park to make it what it is today,’’ he said.
‘‘The Christmas Extravaganza is hosted there every year and it has proven to be a great venue.’’
Finley Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture president Gary Carr said FinCity will enhance the chamber’s attempts to promote and grow Finley.
‘‘From a chamber point of view, it will showcase the extensive range of food we have from Finley eateries,’’ Mr Carr said.
‘‘Hopefully, it’s an event that will attract more and more visitors every year.
‘‘Chamber endeavours to encourage shopping locally and keeping our dollars in the local community; not just Finley but also other businesses in the Berrigan Shire.
‘‘This year we’ve focused on Finley, but without a doubt there will be opportunities for other shire towns. We want it to grow into a shire-wide event.
‘‘This an event for families to attend in our own community.’’
Finley Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture president Gary Carr, chamber secretary Sue Hill and Finley Farmers’ Market Committee secretary Nola Pinnuck.