Three groups in run­ning for mar­ket money

Southern Riverina news - - News -

The shores of Fin­ley lake will come to life again this Satur­day with the Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket.

Held from 8am to mid­day, this week­end’s event in­cludes the new ‘Gate for Growth’ pro­mo­tion.

Mar­ket co­or­di­na­tor In­grid Archibald said the com­mit­tee has de­cided to give back to the com­mu­nity through the ini­tia­tive.

‘‘The ‘Gate for Growth’ scheme will see 50 per cent of the mar­ket gate do­na­tions given to the com­mu­nity group with the largest amount of sup­port on the mar­ket day,’’ she said.

Ev­ery per­son that at­tends the July mar­ket will be asked to show their sup­port for one of the nom­i­nated com­mu­nity groups by plac­ing their gate ticket in to the rel­e­vant box.

At the end of the mar­ket, the num­ber of tickets in each box will be counted and the group with the largest num­ber of tickets will re­ceive half of the gate do­na­tions.

Mar­ket com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Jane Har­ris said nom­i­na­tions were called two weeks ago, and three groups have been cho­sen for this week’s vote.

‘‘We are thrilled to have the Fin­ley Pub­lic School Lead­er­ship pro­gram, the Ber­riquin Toy Li­brary/Fin­ley Play­group and the Fin­ley High School Show team par­tic­i­pat­ing in the scheme,’’ she said.

‘‘Ob­vi­ously, the amount we are able to give to one of th­ese es­sen­tial com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions will de­pend on the num­ber of peo­ple that come to the mar­ket this Satur­day, so we are en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to head down to the Fin­ley Lake and show sup­port for th­ese three fan­tas­tic causes.’’

The Fin­ley Pub­lic School Lead­er­ship Pro­gram is hop­ing to take home the do­na­tion to raise money for their newly de­vel­oped veg­etable gar­den/chicken yard.

The Ber­riquin Toy Li­brary/Fin­ley Play­group are hop­ing to raise money for a toy up­date, some safety equip­ment and maybe pur­chase a cap­puc­cino ma­chine for the lo­cal Mother's Group.

If it takes home the fund­ing, the Fin­ley High School Show Team will use the money to help send stu­dents to com­pete and par­tic­i­pate in show­ing at the Mel­bourne Show.

Over the past 10 months, the mar­ket com­mit­tee has worked hard to estab­lish a sus­tain­able mar­ket which pro­vides fresh, af­ford­able pro­duce.

Entertainment and the so­cial ben­e­fits are also at­trac­tions of the mar­ket.

To keep up to date with all the mar­ket ac­tiv­i­ties and which stalls will be there on the day, head to face­book and ‘like’ the page www.face­­ley­Farm­ers­Mar­ket.

For any ques­tions about the mar­ket or to be­come a stall­holder, con­tact the Mar­ket Co­or­di­na­tor on 0466 966 150 or at fin­ley­farm­ers­mar­[email protected]­

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