Mi­randa’s off to Africa

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Mi­randa Tay­lor and her mother Susie were in­un­dated with home­made cakes, cook­ies, jams, books, toys and many other saleable items when they were con­duct­ing their sec­ond fundrais­ing street stall last week.

Mi­randa grad­u­ated from Fin­ley High School last year and now stud­ies at the Aus­tralian Catholic Univer­sity in Mel­bourne. She has been se­lected to par­tic­i­pate in a unique four­week vol­un­teer pro­gram in South Africa, work­ing along­side many other vol­un­teers from around the world un­der the di­rec­tion of an or­gan­i­sa­tion called In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Vol­un­teers (ISV).

The first two weeks in South Africa will be spent in a re­mote com­mu­nity (Ta­ble View, Bothasig and Rich­wood ar­eas of Cape Town) as­sist­ing with a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment project which will help the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion through ed­u­ca­tion, ren­o­vat­ing, re­vamp­ing and build­ing projects.

These projects in­clude con­struct­ing com­mu­nity gar­dens, in­fra­struc­ture de­vel­op­ment such as hous­ing, water san­i­ta­tion de­vel­op­ment, etc.

The to­tal cost, in­clud­ing air­fares, ac­com­mo­da­tion and most meals, amounts to nearly $7000 and the Tay­lor fam­ily has been hard at work rais­ing the funds for Mi­randa to take part.

Mi­randa ex­pressed her ap­pre­ci­a­tion of be­ing able to grow up in the Fin­ley com­mu­nity and is most thank­ful for the sup­port and en­cour­age­ment she has re­ceived with her fundrais­ing.

Any­one who would like to spon­sor Mi­randa can do so by con­tact­ing her on mi­ran­datay­[email protected]­mail.com .

●●● Pres­i­dent of the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety, Keith Kennedy, ad­vises that due to the fes­tive sea­son there will not be a De­cem­ber meet­ing. The next meet­ing will be on Jan­uary 25, 2012. A merry Christ­mas to all.

●●● The very busy mem­bers of Fin­ley Men­shed took time out last week to cel­e­brate the fes­tive sea­son and dis­cuss the progress of the many projects they have un­der­taken over the past twelve months.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are wel­come to call in at any time and view the hand­i­work car­ried out such as fur­ni­ture ren­o­va­tion, gar­den­ing, paint­ing and nu­mer­ous other tasks.

Fresh veg­eta­bles are avail­able for sale on an hon­our sys­tem and can be pur­chased from the stall in front of the build­ing.

The many mem­bers of all ages would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the Fin­ley com­mu­nity for the won­der­ful sup­port over the past twelve months and wish all a very merry Christ­mas and happy New Year.

●●● Best wishes are ex­tended to Norma Lawlor who re­cently cel­e­brated a very spe­cial birth­day. Norma re­ceived a won­der­ful sur­prise when fam­ily and friends turned up un­ex­pect­edly at her White St home to help her cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion.

Former Fin­ley Catholic Parish Priest Fr Paul Hart trav­elled from Corowa to join in the cel­e­bra­tions.

●●● Don’t for­get, judg­ing for the Fin­ley Christ­mas Light­ing Awards will take place on Mon­day De­cem­ber 19 and Tues­day De­cem­ber 20, so make sure you have the lights and tin­sel out and about to add to the at­mos­phere of the fes­tive sea­son. Prize win­ners will be an­nounced and pre­sented at the Rockin’ Christ­mas Ex­trav­a­ganza on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 21.

●●● An in­vi­ta­tion is is­sued to the com­mu­nity to join the Fin­ley Band and lo­cal en­ter­tain­ers when Christ­mas Car­ols will be played and sung at Ber­riquin Nurs­ing Home/ulupna Lodge tonight at 7pm.

This will be held in the quad­ran­gle at the Nurs­ing Home. Some chairs will be pro­vided; how­ever those at­tend­ing are wel­come to bring their own chair or rug.

Come along and add to the en­joy­ment of some of our se­nior and much-loved res­i­dents of our com­mu­nity.

●●● Items for “From Fin­ley” may be sub­mit­ted by phon­ing 0428 293 922 or email anne.free­[email protected]­pond.com or leave them at the SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS of­fice.

Fin­ley Men­shed Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions with (seated) Chris Ben­der and Jim Malone and (back, from left) John Bolitho, Fin­ley Dawe, Gra­ham Faulkner and Bob Shaw.

Susie and Mi­randa Tay­lor at the re­cent street stall.

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