His­toric mile­stone for mu­seum

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Beth Beresford

“We are 50” — Fin­ley and District His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum will be cel­e­brat­ing this in­cred­i­ble mile­stone this Satur­day, from 10.30am to 3pm.

En­try is free and ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and peek back in his­tory at this unique mu­seum col­lec­tion.

NSW Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans will be un­veil­ing a plaque ap­prox­i­mately 11am in recog­ni­tion of the mile­stone.

Have you ever won­dered what is be­hind the fence of the mu­seum?

Come down to the mu­seum lo­cated at the south end of the Mary Law­son Way­side Rest, we’re sure you will find a large va­ri­ety on dis­play from trucks, trac­tors, an old school house and other mem­o­ra­bilia in the dis­play sheds. There will also be face paint­ing for kids. The mem­bers of the mu­seum look for­ward to see­ing you all.

The Fin­ley Unit­ing Church will hold its next hymn sing-along this Satur­day, start­ing at 2pm at the Church Hall.

This is a mar­vel­lous op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether in song and praise.

A de­li­cious af­ter­noon tea will be served at the con­clu­sion of the af­ter­noon.

Come along and en­joy the fel­low­ship and joy of songs of praise as this will be the last af­ter­noon of praise for 2018.

Colleen Ben­der, founder of the Laughter Li­ai­son Group, wishes to in­form all that due to ill health she will not be con­duct­ing the group un­til fur­ther no­tice.

She thanks all who have at­tended over the past few months.

I’m sure those who know Colleen and have been mem­bers of this group wish her all the very best and a speedy re­cov­ery.

Re­mem­ber laughter is the best medicine, so let’s all keep smil­ing for Colleen.

Boomerang Bags Fin­ley meets Mon­days from 10am to 12pm at the Cen­tacare Of­fice, at 2 Coree Street.

You don’t need to know how to sew or have a sewing ma­chine. If you can chat, cut fab­ric, have fun with colours, iron or just as­sist oth­ers you are wel­come.

If you think you fit this bill, come along and help fundrais­ing for lo­cal char­ity and have a chat while help­ing those in need.

St Mary’s Par­ish held an ex­tremely suc­cess­ful street stall and raf­fle.

Nola Ma­her and Heather Boscombe were on duty when I ar­rived and had just about sold out all the de­li­cious good­ies, plants and fresh veg­eta­bles.

Raf­fle tickets had sold ex­tremely well. The win­ner of the side of lamb was Betty Boyd, and the beau­ti­ful pot plant went to Ali­son Lang. Con­grat­u­la­tions to both win­ners.

The Can As­sist Fin­ley branch held a raf­fle night on Fri­day, at Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club.

A great night was had by all and there were many great prizes on of­fer.

The group would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank the Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club and all those who at­tended and con­tributed to a suc­cess­ful evening.

The Save the Fin­ley War Me­mo­rial Hall Com­mit­tee will be hold­ing a raf­fle day to­day, at IGA Fin­ley.

This will be fol­lowed by a Com­mu­nity Mar­ket day at the halls on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 1.

The group will also have a stall at the next Tocumwal mar­kets in De­cem­ber. Come on along and bag a bar­gain or two. Don’t for­get you can also pick up lovely jams, pickles, curds, craft items and plants at the shop front in town.

Don’t for­get the Fin­ley Hos­pi­tal Aux­il­iary Shop will be cel­e­brat­ing its 80th birthday dur­ing the month of Novem­ber.

They will be shar­ing this mile­stone oc­ca­sion by of­fer­ing weekly spe­cials at the shop.

Call in and cel­e­brate with the aux­il­iary and bag a bar­gain at the same time.

If you’re a carer look­ing af­ter a loved one there’s a group that cares for you.

South­ern Rive­rina Car­ers Sup­port Group was started in Septem­ber and meets on the first Tues­day of each month.

The group is open to all car­ers from across the re­gion and of­fers sup­port, friend­ship, ad­vice and help­ful in­for­ma­tion.

The monthly meet­ings are from 10am to 11.30am at the In­tereach of­fice in Mur­ray St, Fin­ley and par­tic­i­pants are treated to morn­ing tea.

If you’d like to join the group or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mary Packer, In­tereach Carer Sup­port, on 1800 052 222.

Christ­mas and the end of the year are ap­proach­ing at ter­ri­fy­ing speed.

It amazes me how quickly they roll around each year, the older I get.

I re­mem­ber it tak­ing at least 10 years for Christ­mas to ever ar­rive when I was a child.

And, now, if I haven’t a least half my shop­ping list cov­ered by June then, I’m just not shop­ping to the best of my abil­ity.

At least this year I have com­pleted, at this point, at least 90 per cent of my re­quired shop­ping.

How­ever, I have yet to bake my mince pies, Ec­cles cakes, ice my Christ­mas cake, wrap the pre­sents, dec­o­rate the house and post our Christ­mas cards.

So, I can imag­ine all the groups out there work­ing fever­ishly to raise funds to sup­port their groups and those less for­tu­nate than them­selves.

If your group, or­gan­i­sa­tion or club need a lit­tle help in­form­ing the com­mu­nity, the SRN of­fers a ter­rific Clas­si­fieds sec­tion and I am al­ways here to give that lit­tle ex­tra bit of no­tice. Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me.

Thank you to all who con­tributed to this week’s col­umn. Please feel free to con­tact me with your news, sto­ries and pho­to­graphs and re­mem­ber I am al­ways willing to come to your event for in­for­ma­tion and pho­tos.

Phone me on 0401 318 263 or email beth­fromfin­[email protected]

Graeme Beresford stocks up on some bargains with Nola Ma­her at the St Mary’s Street Stall.

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