Finley’s Monster Weekend is being held on Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6.March 5, 2014 4:45am
Finley’s famous singing dog Wolfie and his owner Max Whittaker are practicing for a world record attempt.
Plans are well under way for Finley’s Monster Weekend, to be held on Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6.
The weekend will be jam-packed with crowd favourites including the Central Business District Market Days on the Friday, followed by the two-day Monster Garage Sales throughout town on the Saturday and Sunday.
Garage sale organiser Gil Silby says the 13th annual town sale is set to bring scores of visitors to Finley.
‘‘There are usually about 40 participants and we are expecting the same this year.
‘‘People travel from all over the region to attend, it creates a lot of interest.’’
There is a small fee to hold a stall and vendors should book at least 10 days prior to the event with Gil Silby on 5883
The Finley Amateur Dramatic and Musical Society will perform skits at the Finley Golf Club on the Friday night, and on Saturday enjoy a fabulous morning at the Farmers’ Market by the Finley lake.
A live band is providing the entertainment on the Saturday night at the Finley RS Club.
Finley’s Car Club will again host ‘Big Boys Toys’ on Sunday that will feature a huge show ‘n’ shine line-up of cars, trucks, motorbikes and boats.
The lake will be buzzing with model boat demonstrations and a swap meet will feature one-of-a-kind items.
A golf and bowls tournament will also feature throughout the weekend.
New this year will be ‘REXPO – for the love of dogs’, the brainchild of Max Whittaker.
Max is aiming for the world record for the most singing dogs and the lead star will be Wolfie, Finley’s famous singing dog.
Australian Frisbie champion Jeff Socha will also be there to demonstrate his skills.
There will be a dog high jump sponsored by Southern Riverina Livestock & Property and novelty events for kids and their dogs with lots of prizes and give-aways.
Doll your pet up in fancy dress and enter them in ‘REX Factor’ to show off their special talents.
A ‘flea’ market and ‘dog’s breakfast’ will complete a day of all things canine.
Shepparton police pursued two youths on foot near Waters Rd this afternoon.
The Mulwala Lions took a huge step forward in the race for the Murray League title with a hard fought, low scoring, 15 point win, against the fancied Barooga outfit, in near perfect conditions at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
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NATIONAL tree day came early for Rochester Secondary College with 16 students planting 350 trees in little more than an hour on Thursday.
Goulburn Valley Water, in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the township of Tongala.
Australian Army Cadets unit keeps winning awards.
Berrigan Shire Council have approved a development application for six more independent living units to add to Berrigan’s Amaroo Self Care Unit block.
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Neil Buckley has been inducted as president of the Deniliquin Lions for the next 12 months.
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The Benalla Giants came out winners in both the under-14s and under-16s against the Benalla Bulldogs on the weekend.
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