Father’s Day show a huge hit

September 06, 2017

Finley celebrated its 100th show in style with crowds coming from throughout the district.

The day was full of the usual cattle, sheep, poultry, horse and dog trial competitions.

The main pavilion showed off the highly talented local bakers with an amazing array of cakes, biscuits and cookies on display.

Attendees enjoyed the popular whip cracking and wood chopping demonstrations.

Many children immersed themselves at side show alley on the dodgem cars and giant inflatable slide.

There was plenty of food to go around with delicious cakes from the Murray Hut Country Women’s Association and twisted potatoes most popular.

Finley Show Society president Keith Kennedy said it was a great turn out on a day of high winds and spots of rain.

‘‘Thank you to everyone who turned up today when the weather has being pretty bad,’’ he said during the official opening on Sunday.

‘‘I’m very proud of the sponsors who support the show and provide the funds to help put on this event.

‘‘Above all I want to thank our wonderful committee, whose tireless work is excellent; you couldn’t ask for a better committee.’’

Former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer opened the show for his eighth time and said community events like the Finley Show can help deter events that can tear apart the social fabric of communities.

‘‘Shows are about community and local leadership,’’ he said.

‘‘Finley has good people doing good things, and the community has always been kind to me.’’

Jessica Green from Brookfield, Victoria won the lucky gate prize of a new Palsonic television.

Other show results were not available at the time of going to print yesterday.

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