Sign up for charity golf day
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]ley.org.au
●●● 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 anne.free[email protected]pond.com, or left at the SOUTHERN RIVERINA NEWS office.
Carol Breust, Meredith Fattore, Max, Betty and Ross Whittaker and Pam Edwards.