Gar­den Club marks golden an­niver­sary

Southern Riverina news - - Front Page -

More than 50 lo­cal green thumbs gath­ered at the Fin­ley Unit­ing Church as way of cel­e­bra­tion on Mon­day.

The group gath­ered for the 50th An­niver­sary Birth­day of the Fin­ley Gar­den Club.

Peo­ple came to­gether from all over - Mooroopna, Tatura, Echuca, Nu­murkah, Pyra­mid Hill, Tocumwal, Gos­ford and for­mer mem­bers from the lo­cal area.

Two guest speak­ers - Julie Brooksby from Echuca and Ken Bradley from Gar­den Clubs of Australia - were well re­ceived.

Mr Bradley said there are 663 clubs and so­ci­eties as­so­ci­ated with his or­gan­i­sa­tion.

‘‘To­day Fin­ley Gar­den Club is num­ber one as it is their 50 year an­niver­sary,’’ he said.

When he went look­ing for the records, Mr Bradley said he ac­tu­ally found ev­i­dence to sug­gest the Fin­ley Club was formed in 1950.

This had him think­ing ‘they must count dif­fer­ently in Fin­ley’.

But this was not the case and it was soon re­leased that it was in fact 50 years that was to be cel­e­brated.

Mr Bradley pre­sented a certificate to Fin­ley Gar­den Club to ac­knowl­edge the golden an­niver­sary.

Mem­bers - both past and present - were thanked for their sup­port and the day was a real hon­our for all in­volved.

Joyce Yeo, who joined the club in about 1963, and Ann Maxwell, who has been a mem­ber for about 35 years, were on hand to cut the birth­day cake.

Long run­ning mem­bers Joyce Yeo and Ann Maxwell got the plea­sure of cut­ting the birth­day cake.

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