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Society hosts four annual events

By Southern Riverina News

The Finley Show Society organises more than just your annual show.

The volunteer organisation now hosts four events a year, including the Three-Sheep Dog Trials which will be held over the June Queen’s Birthday long weekend — from June 8 to 11 — and attracting competitors from NSW and Victoria.

The trials are a family-friendly event, with catering available to competitors and spectators.

The society’s Rose Show will this year be held on Saturday, November 10.

As always, the group’s March Poultry Auction was a big success with a large crowd attending. The members run an efficient office and also provide food and refreshments.

The Show Society held its 100th show in 2017, and this year’s event will be held Sunday, September 2.

President Matt Mueller said planning for the event is continuing at monthly meetings, with new ideas and helpers always welcome.

‘‘New members are welcome to attend the meetings or the working bees in the lead up to the show,’’ Mr Mueller said.

‘‘Show week is always busy with the preparation, and of course show day has the committee and the many extra volunteers busy.’’

There are 30 people on the committee, and another 50 volunteers to help bring together a successful event.

Volunteers are also required to help with the dog trials in June. Call the secretary on 0499872437 if you can help.