Fin­ley Li­brary rapt with Chrissie’s ‘Wrap’

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FIN­LEY’S part in the ABC’s Wrap With Love re­ceived a sub­stan­tial boost last week when Chrissie Was­tle de­liv­ered the re­sults of her fan­tas­tic ef­fort for the year to Fin­ley Li­brary.

Chrissie has her aunty help­ing with the sup­ply of wool and mum He­len gets the job of sewing the squares to­gether so that Chrissie can go all out.

So much so, she ended up with RSI at one stage and needed sup­port for her wrists! Well done, Chrissie.

Squares can still be left at the li­brary un­til the competition closes at the end of the month.

●●● Fin­ley Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary will be hold­ing their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on July 29 at 2pm in the Nurses Home.

●●● Fin­ley High School 150 Year Re­union com­mit­tee will be hold­ing their next meet­ing on Mon­day July 25 at 7pm at the Fin­ley RS Club — all wel­come.

The com­mit­tee is do­ing a magnificent job or­gan­is­ing and pre­par­ing for this mo­men­tous event and ap­pre­ci­ates any new ideas and sup­port forth­com­ing.

The win­ner of the de­sign competition for the tea towel, which is part of the re­union sou­venirs, will be an­nounced soon and it is ex­pected that the pre­sen­ta­tion will take place shortly af­ter school re­sumes.

The cater­ing com­mit­tee will be con­tact­ing those who have writ­ten re­gard­ing cater­ing stalls in the next week or so.

There has been a great deal of in­ter­est from past stu­dents — so much so that the clos­ing date for reg­is­tra­tion has been ex­tended un­til July 15.

Un­for­tu­nately, the phone num­ber for con­tact Karen Peacock was in­cor­rectly printed in the ad­ver­tise­ment in the SRN ad­vis­ing of the ex­ten­sion of time last week.

The cor­rect num­ber for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion with Karen is 0458 324 004.

●●● The win­ner of last week’s Lions Club wood raf­fle was Terry Koschel.

●●● Probus has been up and run­ning in Fin­ley for ten years now with mem­ber num­bers av­er­ag­ing ap­prox­i­mately 125 and com­ing from Fin­ley, Tocumwal, Jer­ilderie, Ber­ri­gan and Oak­lands.

To cel­e­brate the tenth an­niver­sary a lun­cheon was held on Tues­day July 5 with the adopted theme be­ing ‘on a cruise ship’ and all mem­bers in­vited to dress ac­cord­ingly. Sixty-two mem­bers en­joyed the meal pre­pared by Elaine Ball (Cot­tage Cater­ing).

En­ter­tain­ment of­fi­cer Ol­wyn Mathers and her team ar­ranged many items and con­tests.

Max Whit­taker gave sev­eral ren­di­tions on his mouth or­gan, gui­tar and sang some of his own com­po­si­tions.

Cap­tain of the ship, Faye, ex­er­cised her au­thor­ity over the crew and cut the dec­o­rated birth­day cake.

Faye was the foun­da­tion pres­i­dent of Fin­ley Probus, serv­ing three years in this po­si­tion, and has given ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship.

Lois Har­ley was awarded the ‘ best pre­sented sailor’ with Marj Kable and Ch­eryl Body­coat be­ing men­tioned in dis­patches; all be­ing suit­ably re­warded.

It was a great oc­ca­sion and en­joyed by all.

●●● He­len Was­tle has re­cently re­turned home from a trip to Bun­bury in West­ern Aus­tralia af­ter vis­it­ing daugh­ter Ka­t­rina and her fam­ily.

He­len had lots of fun spend­ing time with and catch­ing up on her grand­chil­dren’s progress. She strongly de­nies that she took ad­van­tage of the op­por­tu­nity to spoil them!

He­len ad­vises that Bun­bury is a beau­ti­ful spot and she will be tak­ing many more trips to the area.

●●● Ray and Marie Koschel have re­turned from a trip to the east coast where they caught up with for­mer Fin­ley res­i­dent Graham Bur­ton.

Friends of Graham will be pleased to hear that he is re­cov­er­ing well from re­cent surgery at Bega Hos­pi­tal. He is now home and hopes to re­turn to the bowl­ing green soon.

Af­ter win­ning the lo­cal as­so­ci­a­tion sin­gles, Graham was dis­ap­pointed he could not com­pete in the zone matches due to ill health.

●●● Fin­ley Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try & Agri­cul­ture An­nual Gen­eral Din­ner Meet­ing will take place this evening at the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club at 7pm.

●●● YouTube search in­for­ma­tion for Max Whit­taker was in­cor­rectly printed in this col­umn last week. Those in­ter­ested in fol­low­ing Max and his own mu­sic com­po­si­tions, in­clud­ing his award win­ning sub­mis­sions, should search for Max Whit­tker with­out the ‘a’ in his name. Apolo­gies for any in­con­ve­nience.

●●● Items for ‘From Fin­ley’ may be sub­mit­ted by phon­ing 0428 293 922 or email anne.free­[email protected]­pond.com or left at the South­ern Rive­rina News of­fice.

Great ef­fort . . . Chrissie Was­tle makes an­other warm con­tri­bu­tion to the Fin­ley Li­brary.

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