Historic milestone for museum
“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.