A show of success in Finley

By Daniel Hughes

The 2019 Finley Show was all over by Sunday evening at the Finley showground, but not without creating a memorable Father's day.

It was particularly memorable for Mitch Pyle who was announced as Father of the Day, while Jenny Philpot was named Lady of the Day.

The day featured plenty of smiling faces, some lucky winners and the fulfillment of much hard work in arts, cooking, agriculture and sport.

When entering the event, show-goers were greeted at the gate by the smiling and hardworking volunteers of the Finley Show society.

There was plenty for everyone to see with the cattle dog competition and demonstrations and vintage cars a big hit.

The indoor sports pavilion featured a range of activities and all the amazing award entries and winners that ranged from scarecrows, flowers, cakes and creative art of all varieties.

As you exit the pavilion, the main road was greeted by the carnival side from small competitions to big swinging, dipping and twirling rides.

To the left was the racetrack which featured everything from equestrian competitions to the sparkles from acrobatic horse riders.

Further to the end of the showgrounds were the agriculture competitions with the very best of the regions beef and dairy cattle and assorted sheep.

The day also featured appearances from VAS Junior Show Ambassador Rosie Archer and Senior Miss Showgirl Georgia Webb.

Rosie will represent Finley at the Goulburn Valley Rural Shows Association annual dinner next April.

Georgia will represent the Finley Show Society at The Land Showgirl zone final to be hosted by Finley next February.

Other major award winners saw Nicholas Lunn claim the Joyce Yeo Memorial Pavillion Award for Most Outstanding Exhibit and Philmar Dairy Co. winning the Wynee Hawkins Memorial Champion of Champions.

The Sutton family also left as winners, claiming the George Foreman indoor/outdoor barbecue Lucky Gate Prize.