Win $100 off your next electricity bill
Jenny Tarrant and Jean Williams will be holding a street stall this Friday from 8.30am to raise funds for the Cancer Council.
Included will be the beginning of a raffle with the prize of $100 being paid off your next electricity bill. Come along and scoop up some gorgeous goodies.
Jenny and Jean will be holding their Pink Ribbon Day event at the shop from 9am to 3pm Tuesday, October 30.
All are welcome. For further information call Jenny 0447 373 070 or call into the shop.
Finley Library will be holding the second of its kids holiday program activities today at 10.30am. Children will be creating macrame´.
If your child wants to be involved, phone Ros at the library to reserve a spot on 5883 1866.
This month’s movie day is approaching quickly, so keep an eye on this column and at the library for times and date.
The Anglican Church of Finley will be holding its annual fete this Saturday, October 13, in the church grounds from 8.30am, all are very welcome to come along for some good old-fashioned fun and activities.
Blumes Fashions will be at Finley Regional Care in the activities area this Thursday, October 11 from 2pm.
This is a fundraiser for the Regional Care Auxiliary.
All are welcome to come along. It’s free to attend, but make sure to bring the wallet if you want to purchase some of the modelled clothes. Why not bring a friend?
The Finley Uniting Church Friendship morning will be held at church hall on Thursday, October 11 from 10am.
All are welcome to come along and join in the fellowship. The morning finishes with a light lunch.
Then on Saturday, October 20, from 1.30pm, it’s time for our Crazy Whist afternoon; as always, everyone is welcome to join in this great afternoon of fun and fellowship.
The Finley Swimming Pool Committee is asking for helpers to clean the pool and surrounds in preparation for the coming season.
If you can spare an hour or two on Saturday, October 20 you would be most welcome.
The pool will open on Saturday, November 11 at a time to be advised. Entry will be free for that weekend.
Finley RSL Sub-Branch wishes to advise members and the general public that the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice (Remembrance Day) on Sunday, November 11 will be commemorated at the Digger Park Memorial, at the corner of Dawe St and Donaldson St. Those taking part are asked to form at about 10.40am for a 10.45am start.
The next general meeting of the SubBranch will be on Wednesday, November 14 in the Finley RS Club Board Room, at 7pm.
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact on 0457 472 685 or email email@example.com or FinleySB@rslnsw.org.au.
The Save the Finley War Memorial Hall Inc. held its monthly community market on Saturday. Though small, it is growing.
A fun profitable and delicious time was had by all in attendance.
The group is looking for stallholders to join them each month in the War Memorial.
Stalls can be set up from 8am and all are welcome. Now could be a good time to sell your wares ready for Christmas.
Come along have a look, buy a tasty morning tea and maybe bag a bargain.
The next market will be Saturday, November 3.
The group is still running its raffle, with the prize of a $100 voucher for either dine in or take away from Hong Loch Chinese Restaurant.
Also coming up this month is the SFWMH street stall on Friday, October 26. As always there will be yummy cakes, bikkies, jams and pickles, plants and craft items.
An excellent opportunity is starting soon at TAFE NSW Finley for those of you who would like to learn more about the computer.
Certificate 1 Business will provide skills in operating your personal computer, keyboarding and basic spreadsheets and creating word documents.
All you need is a USB thumb drive, paper, pen and a folder, and be available each Tuesday from 9.30am to 3pm.
This course starts October 16 and will conclude December 11.
The course is fee free. Please call 131 601 for more information.
On Sunday, September 30, the combined Christian Churches of Finley, along with the Anglicans from Tocumwal, gathered at the Finley High School Hall for a combined service.
It was a busy weekend with the NSW Labor Day long weekend, school holidays and AFL grand final weekend, but it still attracted more than 100 people to the service including some visitors.
The music was wonderful, the sermon inspiring, and the children’s segment captured imaginations.
Organisers thank all who made the day another success.
After the service there was an extended morning tea, as usual, and organisers had to encourage people to leave so they could clean up the hall — what a problem to have!
It was the last combined service for this year, but there will be more next year.
I sat at my computer this morning and wasn’t sure I would get a column out for this week, or if I did it was to be quite small.
However, here I am with lots of news and upcoming dates for Finley events and happenings.
We had been away and intended to be home a bit earlier than we did, because fate had something else planned for us.
Graeme and I had decided to take a short break and visit our family in Wollongong as I was getting very homesick for them — not so much Wollongong, as it’s not a patch on Finley.
Unfortunately, during our drive my darling car started making very strange noises and then just died while sailing along the Hume Freeway, between Gunning and Goulburn.
A good Samaritan pulled over and offered an extinguisher, but thankfully we didn’t need it.
I now realise why we initially all fell for mobile phones, as it would have been an extremely long walk to get help without mine.
Roadside service eventually arrived, rubbed his chin, shook his head and simply informed us that, “its dead mate, can’t help ya, but I can get ya a towie!”.
That was after an hour, and about another hour after that the ‘towie’ arrived.
He too had a look, a bit of a chuckle and informed us “she a gonna, love, sorry”.
To cut a long and harrowing story a little shorter, my beloved ‘dragon’, he is no more!
Thank you to all who contributed to this week’s column, and in particular Rev Stephen Davis.
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