Popcorn stall for drought relief
On Sunday morning I was alerted to something so heart warming I had to go straight away to see for myself.
Three local girls got together, after watching the news and seeing the distress and devastation our farmers are facing, to try and raise some funds to help.
Tarra Stevens and Makala and Paige McKenzie made popcorn and lemonade and set up their stall.
Although they didn’t raise a lot of money on Sunday, they have plans to have a stall at the next Community Market at the Finley War Memorial Hall in September.
Their parents are very proud of their efforts and are supporting the girls 100 per cent.
Well done girls on your community spirit and great effort.
Lifeball is a fun team game with incorporates activities such as walking, thinking and passing, throwing a ball and scoring a goal.
It encourages movement and teamwork, and is a game designed for fun and fitness.
It’s also a great way to stay healthy and meet new friends.
Lifeball is particularly suited to older adults as it improves heart and lung function, increases circulation and relieves stiffness.
It is also suitable for people with diabetes, arthritis or cardiovascular problems.
The game can be modified to suit everyone,e whatever their ability. Lifeball has no running, jumping, tackling or overextending.
It eliminates the dangerous and hurtful aspects of other sports but still looks and feels like mainstream sport and it is inclusive as every player must touch the ball.
Now we know what Lifeball is and what it can do for you, why not join in on Tuesday, September 4 for a training and games day.
It will be held from 10am to 11am at the Finley War Memorial Hall.
We are looking for players to come and train with us and join in the fun - the cost for the hour is $3, to help with the cost of the hall.
Finley Lifeball group is hoping to form teams and a committee for fun and friendship.
A team from Finley will be travelling to Deniliquin on August 27 for a game and morning tea. They will leave the hall at 8.30am and travel to Deniliquin together.
The Finley Regional Care Auxiliary will be holding a street stall this Friday from 9am.
There will be a raffle with a choice of two prizes — a handmade cot rug or a $50 IGA voucher.
There will of course be the usual goodies, cakes, bikkies, jams, pickles and plants at the stall.
Come along and support a worthy cause with funds going to the Finley Regional Care for the added comfort of the residents.
Finley TAFE NSW wish to advise that a Certificate I in Business is on offer at TAFE NSW Finley Campus starting Tuesday August 21, from 9.30am to 12.30pm for 18 weeks.
It is a beginner’s course and is Smart and Skilled funded for people who meet specified criteria.
This course provides learners the opportunity to learn how to access the internet and email, operate a personal computer, keyboard skills and using programs like word and spreadsheets.
You just need to bring along a USB thumb drive, paper, pen and folder.
For more information contact Nola Pinnuck at Finley Campus on 5883 9702 or 0447 479 598.
The Retreat Dance Group and travelling musician Rhonda Richards from Gippsland will get together for this month’s dance in the Retreat Hall, starting at 8pm Friday. Everyone is welcome.
Monday night dance practice is still going well, and all are welcome to come along and have fun in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere from 7.30pm to 10pm.
The Lions Club winter wood raffles are ending soon, so don’t forget to get into town next Saturday for your tickets.
Crazy Whist is on again at the Uniting Church hall this Saturday at 1.30pm, and includes afternoon tea.
All are welcome to come and join in an afternoon of fellowship and fun.
Come along and join the Laughter Liaison group.
It has been scientifically proven that laughter really is very beneficial for our bodies. For most of us, we don’t get enough humour in our daily lives.
Colleen Bender is starting up a laughter group to try and encourage us to laugh more on a daily/regular basis.
This group is just about having fun. No exercises (unless requested), just lots of opportunities to laugh and make fun. There is no cost for these sessions. The first meeting will be on Friday, August 24, 10.30am, in the Finley Library.
If you have any good, clean jokes or stories, please bring them along to share with the Group.
Any questions, please phone Colleen on 0413 963 299 or 5883 4231.
The Finley Save War Memorial Hall raffle was drawn on Saturday by Maureen Walsh, and the $100 worth of groceries prize was won by Peter Stenner.
The next raffle is a $100 voucher to Hong Loch Chinese Restaurant, Finley. Remember, you must be in it to win it. The Save the Finley War Memorial Hall Group will be holding its next Community Market in the memorial hall Saturday, September 1, from 8am.
Stallholders are welcome, as are buskers and entertainers.
Children are invited to join in the fun busking or raising funds for specific purposes by retaining all money they earn.
Thank you to all who contributed to this week’s From Finley.
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■ Makala and Paige McKenzie with Tarra Stevens selling popcorn and lemonade.