Big birthday bash for Su­san

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Fam­ily and friends trav­elled from near and far to help Su­san Arnold cel­e­brate her 50th birthday re­cently.

Cel­e­bra­tions took place at the Fin­ley Golf Club on Satur­day, July 7, amid much mer­ri­ment and mem­o­ries shared. Among those present were her brother, Colin Hill, who trav­elled from Tas­ma­nia and her sis­ter Marg, to­gether with brother-in-law Den­nis Geeves who trav­elled from Bar­rack Heights for the oc­ca­sion.

Su­san is a great sup­porter of many community or­gan­i­sa­tions in Fin­ley and best wishes for an­other 50 years are warmly ex­pressed.

●●● What a great way of pro­mot­ing the won­der­ful fa­cil­i­ties Fin­ley has to of­fer, to both lo­cals and vis­i­tors, the Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is be­com­ing. Last Satur­day saw an­other won­der­ful dis­play of many types of lo­cal prod­ucts and tal­ent. One stall at­tract­ing a great deal of at­ten­tion was the cup cake dec­o­rat­ing stall. Dur­ing the morn­ing, many orig­i­nal cre­ations were de­vel­oped by both young and not-so-young artists. Sonali and Jee­van Kagithala, to­gether with Kiarni Jones (pic­tured) pro­duced cup cakes al­most too good to eat.

●●● Last Satur­day’s Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket saw the in­tro­duc­tion of the project to share gate do­na­tions with not-for­profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in the lo­cal community. The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee is happy to an­nounce that the win­ners of the July Gate For Growth Pro­mo­tion, un­be­liev­able as it seems, are both the Fin­ley Pub­lic School and Fin­ley High School who tied for first place. Both these groups had ex­actly the same num­ber of votes with the Ber­riquin Toy Li­brary/ Fin­ley Play­group run­ning a very close sec­ond.

There were many new stalls and the mar­ket, though quiet, was again a suc­cess. En­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by Rob Sned­don who is quickly be­com­ing a pop­u­lar per­former in this re­gion. Many vis­i­tors trav­elled to Fin­ley to at­tend the mar­ket in­clud­ing Di Mitchell from Jer­ilderie.

●●● The Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, along with the Catch­ment Man­age­ment Author­ity (CMA) Mur­ray and Rice­grow­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia (RGA), are com­bin­ing to con­duct a work­shop for any­one want­ing to have a stall at a mar­ket and not know­ing where to start. The work­shop will be held on Thurs­day, Au­gust 2 from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the Rive­rina In­sti­tute of TAFE Fin­ley Cam­pus. Lunch will be avail­able.

The aim of the work­shop is to help any­one with the dif­fi­cult con­cept of pro­mot­ing one­self to cus­tomers. The man­ager of Coun­try Store On­line will give a talk with ideas on ef­fec­tive pack­ag­ing and help with de­vel­op­ing ‘‘your story’’.

Po­ten­tial stall­hold­ers, as well as those cur­rently run­ning a mar­ket stall, are in­vited to at­tend. Places are lim­ited and are fill­ing up fast. Reg­is­ter your in­ter­est with the mar­ket co­or­di­na­tor on 0466 966 150 or email fin­ley­farm­ers­mar­[email protected]­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

●●● Long time ex-Fin­ley res­i­dent Ethel Maher will cel­e­brate her 93rd birthday in Wagga Wagga next Thurs­day.

Her son Ted will travel up from Fin­ley for the oc­ca­sion. Fam­ily mem­bers and friends will at­tend a birthday din­ner at Wagga RSL Club. Ted said she is as ‘sharp’ as she has ever been, still liv­ing on her own and lives an ac­tive life. Ethel has many colourful sto­ries left to tell. Happy Birthday Ethel from all your Fin­ley friends.

●●● Due to un­avoid­able cir­cum­stances, Fin­ley Lions Club mem­bers were un­able to con­duct the wood raf­fle last Satur­day morn­ing. How­ever, they will be up and run­ning this Satur­day and look for­ward to meet­ing up with all mem­bers of the community who continue to sup­port this fundrais­ing ven­ture.

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

Sonali and Jee­van Kagithala with Kiarni Jones (cen­tre) and their cup cake cre­ations at the Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket.

Jer­ilderie’s Di Mitchell places her vote for a community group at the mar­kets.

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