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The an­nual Fin­ley Lions Char­ity Golf Day will be held at Fin­ley Golf Club on Sun­day, May 27, and an in­vi­ta­tion is is­sued to all in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing.

This is an in­di­vid­ual stable­ford event for ladies and gents, with grades be­ing de­ter­mined by num­bers. En­try fee of $15 is ap­pli­ca­ble and book­ings es­sen­tial.

The last tee off time will be 1pm and book­ings can be made by call­ing 03 5883 1360 or 0417 495 245.

This is al­ways a great fun day with lots of tro­phies in­clud­ing near­est the pin, long­est drive and nov­elty events. Food is avail­able on the run and pre­sen­ta­tion will take place on com­ple­tion.

The event is one of the Lions Club’s ma­jor fundrais­ing ef­forts and the con­tin­ued sup­port of the com­mu­nity is much ap­pre­ci­ated.

●●● ‘Wolfie’ Whit­taker, the well known singing dog, gave a re­sound­ing ren­di­tion of Happy Birth­day when fam­ily and friends gath­ered at the Ve­ran­dah Cafe´ in Fin­ley on Satur­day to help his owner, Betty Whit­taker, cel­e­brate her 86th birth­day.

The gar­den set­ting was a beau­ti­ful back­drop to the event which brought Betty’s chil­dren Ross and Max, Pam, Mered­ith and Carol to­gether af­ter some con­sid­er­able time.

●●● With win­ter al­most upon us those who have wood heaters in their homes are ad­vised to be at the com­bined Fin­ley St Joseph’s School and Catholic Parish fete which will be held on Sun­day, May 20.

Fes­tiv­i­ties will start at 11am, and the wood auc­tion will be at 1pm.

The usual va­ri­ety of stalls will be set up and the bar­be­cue pro­vided will save mums hav­ing to pre­pare lunch for a change!

And, of course, the trays of lamb which are the prizes on the spin­ning wheel are al­ways hotly con­tested.

●●● The Pres­by­te­rian Church in­vites all women in the com­mu­nity to at­tend an evening with El­iz­a­beth Steele, hu­man­i­tar­ian worker, and cake dec­o­rat­ing with Alli Miller on Thurs­day, May 31.

This will take place in the Pres­by­te­rian Church Hall at 6.30pm.

Cost is $10 which in­cludes soup and sand­wiches and an in­di­ca­tion of at­ten­dance would be ap­pre­ci­ated by con­tact­ing Iris Ever­ing­ham on 5883 0239 or Joyce Thomas on 5883 2651.

●●● Res­i­dents of Ber­riquin Nurs­ing home/ulupna Lodge Hos­tel are look­ing for­ward to the fash­ion pa­rade to be held in the ac­tiv­i­ties room to­mor­row from 2pm.

The Aux­il­iary will be pro­vid­ing a cup of tea fol­low­ing the pa­rade giv­ing ev­ery­one a chance to catch up and chat.

Fash­ions on pa­rade are avail­able for pur­chase and for some res­i­dents this is the only op­por­tu­nity they have to ex­am­ine the cur­rent styles.

The Aux­il­iary would also like to thank the com­mu­nity for the won­der­ful sup­port of the street stall held on April 27.

Win­ners of the raf­fle prizes were Ge­orgie Joyce who won the $40 IGA voucher first prize, and the lovely cro­chet rug was won by Glenda Brunt.

●●● Not only is the Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket the place to buy great sea­sonal pro­duce, it is also fast be­com­ing the place to be for pro­mot­ing the com­mu­nity of Fin­ley.

FADAMS made a guest ap­pear­ance at last Satur­day’s mar­ket to pro­mote their up­com­ing pro­duc­tion ‘Pi­rates of the Soy­abeanne’.

While there they en­ter­tained the crowd with their “argh me hearty’s” and their rather scary sword play.

Book­ings for this pro­duc­tion will go on sale from Satur­day, May 19.

Fin­ley’s Fire and Res­cue had their fire truck parked near the front gate of the mar­ket and handed out show bags to the chil­dren and in­for­ma­tion to adults.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the mar­ket con­tact the co-or­di­na­tor on 0466 966 150 or email fin­ley­farm­ers­mar­[email protected]­

●●● Prepa­ra­tions are well un­der way for the Fin­ley Gar­den Lover’s Club cel­e­bra­tion of the 50th year since the for­ma­tion of the club.

A spe­cial day has been or­gan­ised for May 14 with ac­tiv­i­ties to be held at the Fin­ley Unit­ing Church hall from 10am. Morn­ing tea and lunch will be pro­vided and a cel­e­bra­tory cake will be cut.

Julie Brock­esby from Echuca will give a pre­sen­ta­tion ‘From gar­den to Plate’ in the morn­ing and Ken Bradley, Chair­man of Gar­den Clubs of Australia, to­gether with wife Jenny will be in at­ten­dance.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion can be ob­tained by con­tact­ing Heather Davis on 5883 1610.

●●● A great day was en­joyed by the lo­cal ladies who jour­neyed to Bernie Ryan’s gar­den, gallery and lunch at Waaia on March 31.

The trip was or­gan­ised by mem­bers of Ber­riquin Nurs­ing Home and Ulupna Lodge Aux­il­iary.

Plans are well un­der way for the an­nual two­day gar­den trip to be held on Novem­ber 10 and 11.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est are sought from any­one in­ter­ested in mak­ing the trip to visit gar­dens in the north east of Vic­to­ria by con­tact­ing Mary Beattie on 5883 1267.

●●● An af­ter­noon of ‘Mu­sic May­hem and Sing-along’ will take place at the Re­treat Hall on Sun­day, May 20 start­ing at 1.30pm.

En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by sev­eral lo­cal artists as well as the Hutchins Broth­ers from Nathalia.

Cost of at­tend­ing the event is $8 which in­cludes af­ter­noon tea.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Dorothy Wright on 03 5883 3008.

●●● Best wishes to all moth­ers for a great Mother’s Day on Sun­day.

This is a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to al­low fam­i­lies to show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion and thanks for the many tasks tack­led by their spe­cial lady.

●●● The Angli­can May Day ‘Soup and Sand­wich Lun­cheon’ was en­joy­able for all at­tend­ing.

The Church hall was filled to ca­pac­ity and there was much friendly chat­ter.

The win­ner of the lucky door prize was Marge Maxwell and the raf­fle of a big box of choco­lates was won by Nancy Bryce.

●●● Items for ‘From Fin­ley’ may be sub­mit­ted by phoning 0428 293 922 or email­[email protected]­, or left at the SOUTH­ERN RIVE­RINA NEWS of­fice.

Carol Breust, Mered­ith Fat­tore, Max, Betty and Ross Whit­taker and Pam Ed­wards.

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