Street stall success

By Southern Riverina News

Finley Show Society held a very successful street stall on Saturday.

Thank you to all who supported or donated to the stall.

Winner of the load of fire wood was Michael and Robyn O’Leary, the tickets to the show by Terry Dundon, and Peter Dundon won the tickets to lunch/afternoon tea at the show.

Proceeds of the street stall will go towards the free entertainment at the show which includes camel rides, climbing wall, trick rider, cup cake decorating and Father’s Day games. Ray Macartney will also be playing at the event all afternoon. With only 25 days to go it’s time to finish your art work and sort your photographs.

Schedules are available at the newsagency, post office, Finley Quality Meats, Haynes Butchery, the Southern Riverina News and online. Be sure to check the closing date and time for your entries.

The show office will be open from Tuesday, August 27 at 10am. A Showgirl and Ambassador afternoon tea will be held on Sunday, August 18 at 2pm at the Bob Close Pavilion.

Cost is $15 per person and tickets are available until August 14 from Carol at the SRN, or call 0417868498.


Finley Uniting Church members will be hosting their Friendship Morning tomorrow.

The event will start at 10am and will conclude with a light lunch. The movie ‘The Book Shop’ will be shown on the day. The film is based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name and is set in 1959. It’s about a free spirited widow named Florence Green, who puts her grief behind her and risks everything to open a bookshop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England.

Crazy Whist will be on again at 1.30pm on Saturday. Crazy Whist is an entertaining game and is easy to learn if you don’t know how to play.

All are welcome to come along and relax in the warmth of the Uniting Church Hall on Coree St, Finley for both of these events.


It’s that time of year again and the Knitted Squares for Wrap with Love are to be counted on August 15 at all libraries in the Berrigan Shire.

All squares will then need to be sent to Sydney.

Rotary are partners with Wrap with Love and will be in charge of the transport of the squares and rugs to Sydney as they have done most years, but previously it was via a contact in Wagga. Now they’re taking the direct route to warm people suffering in this extremely cold winter and thanks to the Knitters and Knatters group, there will be some warmer people out there.

All knitters and crocheters are invited to a ‘Thank You’ morning/afternoon tea get-together. Please see dates and times listed below.

Berrigan Library - Tuesday, August 20 at 2pm; Finley Library - Friday, August 23 at 10.30am; Tocumwal Library - Thursday, August 22 at 2pm.

It might be nice to catch up with other Love Wrappers for morning/afternoon tea in a different town and share your love of volunteering and swap stories about your exploits.