Book to show­case show’s 100th

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A book re­call­ing the past 99 Fin­ley Shows will be launched this year, when the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety cel­e­brates the town’s 100th show on Septem­ber 3.

Set to fea­ture a col­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs, news­pa­per clip­pings and anec­dotes, Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety sec­re­tary Carol Kennedy says the book will pro­vide in­sight into the pop­u­lar event’s long his­tory.

‘‘We want to share the his­tory of the Fin­ley Show with the area, be­cause it’s an im­por­tant part of our com­mu­nity,’’ Mrs Kennedy said.

‘‘So far, we’ve col­lected a few images of show­girls and stock, but we are af­ter more con­tent.

‘‘Any­one with pho­tos or sto­ries is en­cour­aged to share them,’’ she said.

Mrs Kennedy says the show was first held in 1913.

‘‘In our 100 years, only four shows have been missed — in 1931 be­cause of the drought, and from 1940 to 1943 due to World War Two,’’ Mrs Kennedy said.

But to­day, the Show So­ci­ety is in good shape with a strong com­mit­tee and a lot of vol­un­teers.

‘‘The ef­fort and time they put in is fan­tas­tic,’’ Mrs Kennedy said.

A din­ner will be held on Fri­day, Au­gust 25 to cel­e­brate the an­niver­sary and to in­tro- duce the en­trants.

Mean­while, Show So­ci­ety vol­un­teers could be seen in ac­tion at a street stall last Wed­nes­day.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bev Na­tion on win­ning the load of fire­wood, for which Show So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Keith Kennedy thanks ev­ery­one for their sup­port.

The next street stall will be on Au­gust 2.

If you have any pho­tos or clip­pings for the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety’s his­tory book, call the sec­re­tary on 0499 872 437, or email fin­leyshow­so­ci­ety­[email protected]

The com­mit­tee also has a num­ber of DogPro dog bis­cuit bags avail­able, and the cost is $25 per bag.

If you are in­ter­ested, call Carol on 0417 868 948. se­nior show­girl

Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety com­mit­tee mem­ber Kate Mueller man­ning the street stall last week.

Staff in­vite all chil­dren aged 3-5 in our com­mu­nity to at­tend. Ses­sion times: Wed­nes­days 10am - 3pm Term 3 Dates: July 26 un­til Septem­ber 20 Term 4 Dates: Oc­to­ber 11 un­til De­cem­ber 6 What par­ents need to know: To reg­is­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion please...

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