Monthly Sunday for car lovers
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.