Monthly Sun­day for car lovers

Southern Riverina news - - News - Anne Free­stone

MANY or­gan­i­sa­tions and groups are cur­rently look­ing at ways to show­case Fin­ley and pro­mote the many fa­cil­i­ties and at­trac­tions avail­able in our com­mu­nity.

‘Fin­ley by the Lake’ tourism com­mit­tee is one group, and an­other is a num­ber of car en­thu­si­asts.

Un­der the guid­ance of Trevor Sullivan and John Grim­wood, all those in­ter­ested in cars of any kind are in­vited to gather in the side street near the ar­cade on the first Sun­day of each month from 10am.

Ve­hi­cles of all makes and mod­els are ac­cepted with par­tic­u­lar em­pha­sis on those with chrome or steel bumpers.

One beau­ti­fully re­stored 1974 Holden States­man de ville named ‘ Stella’ was ex­hib­ited as well as other ve­hi­cles dat­ing from 1953 when many proud own­ers gath­ered re­cently.

The Grim­wood fam­ily of John, wife Christine and their two sons Ben­ton and Nathan have a keen in­ter­est in the event.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by call­ing Trevor on 0458 022 079.

●●● The Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety will be hold­ing work­ing bees each Satur­day, from 9am, un­til show day. All helpers most wel­come.

The next meet­ing of the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety will be on Wed­nes­day July 27 at the Tup­pal ho­tel at 8pm.

As there are only 47 days un­til the show on Septem­ber 4 all com­mit­tee and stew­ards are urged to at­tend.

New vol­un­teers are also wel­come.

Young ladies wish­ing to en­ter the show­girl competition are in­vited to ring the sec­re­tary on 5885 2732.

A street stall will be held on Fri­day July 29 from 8am. A load of fire­wood will be raf­fled.

Mem­bers tick­ets can be pur­chased as can a cook­book con­tain­ing prize win­ning recipes from NSW coun­try shows.

●●● A demon­stra­tion on how to pre­serve flow­ers for show ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at 3pm at the Methodist Hall, Fin­ley on Mon­day Au­gust 1.

●●● Fin­ley Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary will be hold­ing their An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on July 29 at 2pm in the nurse’s home.

●●● Beth Dono­van and Barry Fa­hey took time out from the job of plant­ing or­ganic fruit and nut trees on their prop­erty ‘The Glen’ in Fin­ley re­cently when they joined a tour group with Card­wells to travel to Mount Bulla.

They were for­tu­nate enough to be there while snow was fall­ing en­hanc­ing the many beau­ti­ful as­pects of the vil­lage.

●●● Fin­ley Anglican Ladies Guild will once again be hold­ing their soup and sand­wich lun­cheon in the Church Hall on Tues­day Au­gust 2, start­ing at noon.

All wel­come to at­tend and take ad­van­tage of the so­cial in­ter­ac­tion and a warm lunch at the cost of a small do­na­tion.

Peg Par­tridge on 5883 9409 or Anne Hawkins on 5883 1075 can be con­tacted for fur­ther de­tails.

●●● Fin­ley Sorop­ti­mist op­por­tu­nity shop ‘Shabby to Chic’ has been busy dur­ing the cold weather with a con­tin­ual de­mand for warm win­ter cloth­ing.

Larger size fit­tings of ladies wear is of­ten re­quested and the shop or­gan­is­ers would ap­pre­ci­ate any do­na­tions of these items.

This could be a great ex­cuse to go through the cup­board and dis­pose of all items not used for some time.

Good clean blan­kets are also in great de­mand and would be of much ben­e­fit.

The shop is run by vol­un­teers and funds raised through sales are dis­trib­uted through­out the com­mu­nity.

●●● The win­ner of last week’s Lions Club wood raf­fle was Jill Nixon.

●●● Deep­est sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to Lawrence Walsh who has re­cently re­turned from Eng­land fol­low­ing a visit to his mother Mar­garet who passed away shortly af­ter his ar­rival in the UK.

Mrs Walsh be­came ill while Lawrence was in­volved in the lat­est FADS pro­duc­tion which de­layed his de­par­ture.

●●● The many vol­un­teers who as­sist with the Driver Re­viver op­er­a­tion in Fin­ley dur­ing the school hol­i­days have once again been very busy.

The group, or­gan­ised by Lions Club mem­ber Bill Row­lands, plays a ma­jor part in help­ing to re­duce driver fa­tigue while dis­play­ing the friendly at­mos­phere of our com­mu­nity.

Any­one who has some free time and would like to be­come in­volved can do so by con­tact­ing Bill on 5885 1354.

One visi­tor on Sun­day who ap­pre­ci­ated the op­por­tu­nity to take a break was Paul Rogers to­gether with his dog ‘Sam­son’ when trav­el­ling from Maxville in Queens­land to Mel­bourne.

Gwen James and Veron­ica McQueen were en­ter­tained by Sam­son who was all on for a game!

●●● Ber­riquin Nurs­ing Home/Ulupna Lodge Hos­tel Aux­il­iary would like to thank the com­mu­nity for their sup­port in at­tend­ing the soup and sand­wich lun­cheon held in June. Nine­tythree peo­ple in­clud­ing eigh­teen res­i­dents and staff from the Aged Care fa­cil­ity en­joyed a lovely lunch.

Val Daly was the lucky door ticket win­ner of a lovely or­chid do­nated by Ester Casey. Peg Par­tridge won the Tup­per­ware raf­fle.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the Nurs­ing Home Aux­il­iary would be most wel­come to come along to the monthly meet­ings which are held each third Mon­day of the month at 2pm in the lounge of House Four.

The Aux­il­iary mem­bers are also in the midst of mak­ing plans for the 2011 gar­den bus trip to be held on Novem­ber 19 and 20.

The itin­er­ary in­cludes gar­dens in Castle­maine and Mace­don, a stay over in Gee­long, ferry ride from Queen­scliff to Sor­rento and gar­dens on the Morn­ing­ton Penin­sula in­clud­ing the fa­mous Her­rinswood.

Many have al­ready booked so any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing the trip are ad­vised to con­tact Mary Beat­tie on 5883 1267 as soon as pos­si­ble.

A non-re­fund­able de­posit is re­quired with book­ings.

Last year’s trip was a won­der­ful week­end away and the com­mit­tee is look­ing for­ward to an­other suc­cess­ful time both so­cially and fi­nan­cially.

All monies raised go to­wards equip­ment for the Aged Care Fa­cil­ity.

An Open Gar­den week­end is also be­ing planned for Fin­ley to be held in the au­tumn.

It is asked that any­one who would like to help by ex­hibit­ing their gar­den please feel free to con­tact Heather Thomas on 5883 2221.

●●● Betty Be­van and Irene Shaw, to­gether with Laurie and Sheila Walsh, trav­elled to Tura Beach re­cently to take part in the bowls club tour­na­ment.

The group, in­clud­ing Brian and Mar­garet An­der­son, were away for eight days with the bowlers achiev­ing mod­er­ate suc­cess with their game.

For­mer Fin­ley res­i­dents Graham and Gail Bur­ton were de­lighted to catch up on lo­cal news dur­ing the visit.

●●● 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.

Tak­ing a break . . . Lo­cals Gwen James (left) and Veron­ica McQueen with Paul and ‘Sam­son’ at the ‘Driver Re­viver’ rest stop in

Boys and their toys . . . (From left) Bob Wray, John Grim­wood, Ben­ton Grim­wood, Adam Jar­rett, Trevor Sullivan and Bub Brooks.

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