Cham­pi­onships at­tract 180 mod­els

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Free­stone

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.

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

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.

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