Fin­ley’s next big an­nual event

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‘‘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.

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