New car­a­van club is a Bon­ney idea

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Do you have a car­a­van in the back yard which only gets used on rare oc­ca­sions? If so, how does the idea of a Car­a­van Club sound?

Col Bon­ney of the Fin­ley Car­a­van Park is look­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est in form­ing such an or­gan­i­sa­tion from the sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties of Fin­ley, Tocumwal, Ber­ri­gan, Ba­rooga and Jer­ilderie.

Its pur­pose would be to or­gan­ise trips away for a few days each month to ex­pe­ri­ence some of the won­der­ful ar­eas sur­round­ing our lo­cal­ity.

If suf­fi­cient in­ter­est is shown, longer trips of ten to four­teen days would be in­ves­ti­gated once or twice yearly.

Col, with wife Fran and daugh­ter Elna, came to Fin­ley two years ago with ex­ten­sive ex- pe­ri­ence in run­ning car­a­van parks.

Col and Fran are now look­ing at leav­ing the park in the ca­pa­ble hands of Elna and form­ing a car­a­van club which will be af­fil­i­ated with the Aus­tralian Car­a­van Club.

More in­for­ma­tion and de­tails can be ob­tained by call­ing Col on 5883 1170.

●●● A large num­ber of fam­ily and friends trav­elled from NSW, Vic­to­ria, South Australia and Queens­land re­cent- ly to help Ryan Mcgrath cel­e­brate his 21st.

Ryan is the son of Michelle and Michael Mcgrath.

Spe­cial guests for the oc­ca­sion were grand­par­ents Judy and John Smith who trav­elled from Hol­brook and god­par­ents Gary McDougall and Vickie Wat­son.

Friend Jess Walker and sis­ters Yas­min, Heidi, Jack­lyn, Ge­or­gia and Mol­lie as­sisted with the dec­o­ra­tions at St. Mary’s Parish Hall which helped make the evening so en­joy­able.

●●● News has come to hand of Mar­cus Mac­don­ald-cam­den hav­ing re­ceived an in­vi­ta­tion to trial with the Gold Coast Suns de­vel­op­ment pro­gram.

Mar­cus is the son of for­mer Fin­ley res­i­dent Jaki Mac­don­ald now liv­ing in Emer­ald, Queens­land and grand­son of a very proud Joyce Mac­don­ald and the late Rex Mac­don­ald.

The Year 12 stu­dent will at­tend the Suns’ Coun­try Tri­als in Air­lie Beach early next month and is look­ing for­ward to the op­por­tu­nity to show his foot­ball prow­ess.

He has the full sup­port of his fam­ily and is re­ported as say­ing ‘‘Mum’s pretty keen. Com­ing from NSW she has al­ways been a bit of an AFL freak’’.

If suc­cess­ful in Air­lie Beach, Mar­cus will trial with the Suns’ Coun­try Academy against the Metro Academy for a place on the club’s 2012 academy side, tak­ing on the best of the Bris­bane Lions Academy this year.

●●● Robyn Ryan of The Vault Cloth­ing in Fin­ley is very con­cerned with the ru­mour cir­cu­lat­ing that the busi­ness is clos­ing down and would like to re­as­sure cus­tomers that this is not so.

It will be busi­ness as usual with new stock slowly com­ing in for au­tumn.

Open­ing hours are promi­nently dis­played and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by call­ing Robyn on 0401 694 124.

Ev­ery­thing will be in the ca­pa­ble hands of Me­lanie should Robyn not be in at­ten­dance.

How­ever, Robyn is plan­ning on spend­ing time vis­it­ing chil­dren and grand­chil­dren in Queens­land in the not too dis­tant fu­ture and with this in mind, has put the busi­ness on the mar­ket.

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●●● The Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety is plan­ning to pro­duce a cal­en­dar for 2013 and, to do this, will need old show mem­o­ra­bilia and pho­tos of past Se­nior Show­girl win­ners.

All money raised from the sale of the cal­en­dars will as­sist the So­ci­ety in im­prov­ing con­di­tions for the show which is held in Septem­ber each year.

Com­mu­nity sup­port would be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.

Mem­o­ra­bilia can be sent to and fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained from the Sec­re­tary Carol Kennedy by email­ing fin­leyshow­so­ci­ety­[email protected] or by post to PO Box 40, Fin­ley 2712.

Copies can be made and orig­i­nals re­turned if re­quired.

●●● The sec­ond-hand book mar­ket at the last Fin­ley Farm­ers’ mar­ket was a re­sound­ing suc­cess and cer­tainly proved to be an ef­fi­cient way to re­cy­cle good books.

Some of those left over were do­nated to Ro­tary Gee­long Branch and will be sent to PNG, Fiji or Samoa.

The next mar­ket which will take place on Satur­day, March 3 has the theme of ‘Health and Life­style’.

Along with all the healthy pro­duce from around our re­gion there will be a Tai Chi demon­stra­tion at 10am, a re­flex­ol­ogy stall, a hand/ foot mas­sage stall and much more.

Con­tin­u­ing with the health theme, the mar­ket will in­clude de­li­cious fruit salad on the break­fast menu.

Due to pop­u­lar de­mand, Cather­ine MacNamara and Veron­ica Bray­bon will be mak­ing a re­turn per­for­mance at the March mar­ket. Their won­der­ful voices cer­tainly cre­ate a great at­mos­phere for those at­tend­ing.

The com­mit­tee would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank all who have given their time to en­ter­tain at the mar­kets.

Past en­ter­tain­ers in­clude Dan Wark, Max Whit­taker, Peter Salt DJ, Brooke Morham and Jes­sica Cas­sanova. They are all look­ing for­ward to re­turn­ing to the mar­ket in the near fu­ture.

Any­one in­ter­ested in singing or play­ing is wel­come to ap­ply. Sim­ply con­tact the mar­ket co-or­di­na­tor on 0466 966 150.

New stall hold­ers are al­ways wel­come and can ob­tain an in­for­ma­tion pack by call­ing this num­ber.

●●● An in­vi­ta­tion is ex­tended to the many friends of Nancy Hodg­son to help her cel­e­brate her 90th birth­day this Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25 at the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club. Fes­tiv­i­ties will com­mence at 2pm and all are wel­come.

●●● A re­minder that Jane Ren­nie will also be cel­e­brat­ing her 90th birth­day on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 25. Jane’s fam­ily would like to in­vite friends to join them at the Fin­ley Unit­ing Church hall be­tween 1.30pm and 4pm.

●●● A re­minder to any­one in­ter­ested in go­ing on the bus trip to visit Bernie Ryan`s gar­den at Waaia on Satur­day March 31- book­ings can be made with Mary Beattie on 5883 1267. The cost of $50 in­cludes the bus, lunch, plus gar­den and gallery en­try. All pro­ceeds will be used to ben­e­fit Ber­riquin Nurs­ing Home and Ulupna Lodge. SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS of­fice.

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

Elna, Col and Fran Bon­ney at Fin­ley Car­a­van Park.

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