Mar­ket a win­ner

Mem­bers get good feed­back

Southern Riverina news - - News -

Mem­bers of the Fin­ley Farmer’s Mar­ket (FFM) com­mit­tee had a chance to chat with both stall­hold­ers and mar­ket pa­trons at the re­cent lake-side event.

The gen­eral con­sen­sus seems to be that, when it comes to mar­ket at­mos­phere and lo­ca­tion, Fin­ley seems to have it just right!

The last mar­ket, on Fe­bru­ary 4, in­cluded mem­bers of the com­mu­nity who sold sec­ond hand books.

Ac­cord­ing to one book seller, ‘‘it was a great op­por­tu­nity to de­clut­ter the book­shelf and was well worth the ef­fort’’.

Later in the morn­ing, Jes­sica Casanova (formerly Jes­sica Tay­lor) came to ser­e­nade the crowd. She chose a cou­ple of love songs and cap­ti­vated the crowd with her beau­ti­ful voice.

She even brought along her pi­ano and played as she sang.

Jes­sica said it was a great way to be­come ac­cus­tomed to singing in front of a crowd.

Though she was a lit­tle ner­vous at first, she found that the good wishes of those who lis­tened helped her to re­lax and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Jes­sica was so taken with the idea of singing at the mar­ket that she promised a come­back per­for­mance in a cou­ple of months.

Hope­fully she will sing some of her own songs this time as well.

Singing at the next mar­ket will be Cather­ine and Toody — bet­ter known as Cather­ine McNa­mara and Veron­ica Bray­bon.

They sang at the first mar­ket back in Septem­ber and the crowd loved them.

The Fin­ley Farmer’s Mar­ket is al­ways on the look­out for ‘‘lo­cals’’ who would like to per­form.

If you are in­ter­ested, just con­tact the co­or­di­na­tor at fin­ley­farm­ers­mar­[email protected]­ley.org.au

●●● The mar­ket, in con- junc­tion with Ber­ri­gan Shire Youth Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, is still look­ing for en­trants in the ‘‘Kids Who Cook’’ com­pe­ti­tion.

There will be two sec­tions — 10-12 years and 13-16.

Ap­pli­ca­tions will be taken for this com­pe­ti­tion un­til Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 23.

If you are in­ter­ested and would like more in­for­ma­tion, email the mar­ket co­or­di­na­tor or ring 0466 966 150.

●●● Stall­hold­ers away on hol­i­days for the last mar­ket will be back in time for the March mar­ket.

The theme for this mar­ket is ‘Health and Life­style’ and there are a few sur­prises in store for those who come along.

If you were at the last mar­ket and did not make the con­nec­tion re­gard­ing the hearts dec­o­rat­ing some of the stalls, they were a re­minder that yes­ter­day was Valen­tine’s Day!

Ed­wina Mor­gan and Iso­bel Ryan.

Fran A’vard and Marg Dixon.

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