High School given $2000 help­ing hand

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Free­stone

Fin­ley High School prin­ci­pal He­len McRae was de­lighted to re­ceive a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of $2000 from the Fin­ley Com­mu­nity Sec­ond Hand Shop re­cently.

This con­tri­bu­tion will be used for stu­dent ex­cur­sions, in­clud­ing the an­nual Year 7 ex­cur­sion.

Many of the school pro­grams are sup­ported by lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions and this makes a huge dif­fer­ence to costs for fam­i­lies.

Tick­ets for OOSH and Bi­ralee Preschool’s ma­jor fundraiser, Danc­ing With The Stars, will go on sale at Mur­ray Hut Cloth­ing from 9am, on Tues­day, July 11.

To be held on Au­gust 12, tick­ets for the event are $65 per per­son, which in­cludes cham­pagne on ar­rival, a meal and en­ter­tain­ment.

It’s rec­om­mended book­ings be made as soon as pos­si­ble, as this is al­ways a very pop­u­lar event.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are also en­cour­aged to take part in the viewer’s choice award by calling into the Fin­ley Newsagency — $1 equals one viewer vote.

More in­for­ma­tion on the par­tic­i­pat­ing dancers — Michael Lit­tle­john and Di Gray, Mar­cia Pyle and Greg Lawlor, Emma Hurl­ston and Paul Bram­ley, and Ally Rourke and Matt Clarke — will be in­cluded in up­com­ing edi­tions of From Fin­ley.

Fam­ily and friends gathered with Betty Walsh to help cel­e­brate a very spe­cial oc­ca­sion, her 90th birth­day.

Her son Michael from Fin­ley or­gan­ised the event with the as­sis­tance of her daugh­ters, Mar­garet, Lor­raine and Dianne.

Betty’s daugh­ters trav­elled from Man­dra, Kal­go­or­lie and Al­bury re­spec­tively to at­tend the event.

Also in at­ten­dance were Betty’s broth­ers, Lou, Des and Ray.

It is un­der­stood Michael’s very large and com­fort­able shed was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated for the oc­ca­sion.

Best wishes for many more happy birth­days, Betty.

The frosty start to the day didn’t de­ter many lo­cals and vis­i­tors from at­tend­ing the Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, held at the Rail­way Park on Satur­day morn­ing.

There was plenty to keep ev­ery­one of all ages oc­cu­pied and some very in­no­va­tive young­sters or­gan­ised hop­scotch to keep warm.

An­drew Hoskin and his daugh­ter Gabrielle were keen to show An­drew’s mother He­len what the dis­trict has to of­fer.

He­len was vis­it­ing from Barel­lan and was most im­pressed.

Many lo­cal res­i­dents may not be aware of the large ar­ray of in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cles from times gone by which are on dis­play at the Fin­ley His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum and Log Cabin.

Vol­un­teers freely give time to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion and ex­plain the uses of these items.

Ken Be­van and Henry Matheson were avail­able to wel­come vis­i­tors to the mu­seum last week­end and would like to en­cour­age mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to visit and in­spect the col­lec­tion.

The lo­cal com­mu­nity is in ur­gent need of clean blan­kets or doonas.

These can be left at the sec­ond hand shop, at the Catholic Pres­bytery or in­side the church.

Any as­sis­tance in this re­gard would be most ap­pre­ci­ated.

Mem­bers of the Fin­ley RSL Women’s Aux­il­iary are re­minded the next meet­ing will be held at the RS Club on Tues­day, July 11 from 10.30am. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come to at­tend.

Vol­un­teers were once again brav­ing the cold at the start of the school hol­i­days to con­duct Driver Re­viver sta­tions and pro­vide cof­fee and tea breaks for trav­ellers.

Fin­ley can be very proud of the time and ef­fort these res­i­dents give to pro­mote the fa­cil­i­ties our com­mu­nity can pro­vide, while help­ing to re­duce the alarm­ing road ac­ci­dent sta­tis­tics.

Peter Rourke was the lucky win­ner of last Satur­day’s Fin­ley Lions Club wood raf­fle.

Items for From Fin­ley may be sub­mit­ted by phon­ing 0428 293 922 or email anne.free­[email protected]­pond.com or left at the South­ern Rive­rina News of­fice.

Fin­ley High School prin­ci­pal He­len McRae re­ceived a $2000 cheque from Fin­ley Com­mu­nity Sec­ond Hand Shop vol­un­teers Kay­lene Dawe, Ken Gar­diner and Marj Kable.

Vol­un­teers Ken Be­van and Henry Matheson ready to show lo­cals and vis­i­tors around the Mu­seum and Log Cabin precinct.

Driver Re­viver vol­un­teers Bill Row­lands, Marj Kable, Garry and Nola Ma­her and Ch­eryl Groe­nen.

LEFT: An­drew, Gabrielle and He­len Hoskin at Satur­day’s Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket.

ABOVE: Matilda Kelly and Pippa and Jake Evans played hop scotch to keep warm at the re­cent Fin­ley Farm­ers’ Mar­ket on Satur­day.

Betty Walsh cel­e­brat­ing her 90th birth­day re­cently.

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