Championships attract 180 models
There was plenty of entertainment in Finley over the holiday weekend including the Remote Control Model Power Boat NSW Championships.
This event is held at the Finley Lake every two years and always draws a large crowd of competitors and spectators.
Fifty-one competitors and 180 boats took part over three days with visitors travelling from Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Parkes, Yarrawonga and Werribee to name a few.
There were winners over 23 classes for boats with speeds of 80km to 130km.
Brad Spencer from Werribee was a very enthusiastic competitor and has taken part in the event on three occasions.
The Finley Lake proved a perfect setting for this prestigious event and the weather provided magnificent conditions.
The REXPO ‘for the love of dogs’ information session held at the Finley Showgrounds during the sheep dog trials on Sunday proved very successful.
Due to the huge number of entries for the trials and the need for more ground space, there were none of the usual activities associated with REXPO.
Janette Morris can still be contacted on 0407832371 by anyone interested in starting a Dog Lovers Club and activities for REXPO 2017.
Fundraising in the form of a raffle for a large basket of Pedigree dog food is being held.
The draw will take place at the Finley Show to be held in September. Tickets are $1 each or three for $2.
Information sheets will be available at the Finley Vet Clinic or online at the REXPO Facebook page.
Winner of the Finley Lions Club wood raffle on Saturday was a very surprised and grateful From Finley correspondent.
It will certainly be put to good use in the near future.
Residents of the Finley community very generously support the Lions Club activities and this is greatly appreciated by the members of the hard working group.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be conducting a street stall next Wednesday, June 22.
Donations of cakes, jams, garden produce etc would be much appreciated.
This organisation helps many people in need in the local community with volunteers giving up their time and expertise when needed.
An invitation is extended to the community to come in out of the cold and enjoy the warmth and fellowship at the Friendship Morning at the Finley Uniting Church Hall tomorrow.
It will commence at 10am and includes morning tea and a light lunch.
This Saturday, head back to the church for a Crazy Whist afternoon.
It begins at 1.30pm and finishes around 4.30pm.
Afternoon tea is shared during this time and those interested are advised that there is great heating in the hall so cold weather should not be a deterrent.
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The yellow boat (right) was a winner in the Remote Control Model Power Boat NSW Championships, in the eyes of owner Brad Spencer from Werribee.