At the 81st annual show in 1998, the Life Members Honour Board was presented to the Show Society by the Mason family.
The following article appeared in the Southern Riverina News on Wednesday 2, September, prior to the show.
Honour board unveiling
An honour board listing all life members of the Finley Show Society will be unveiled at this year's 81st show.
The Mason family, who have had a long and distinguished history of service to the show society, have donated the honour board.
The presentation will take place in the Lions Pavilion at 11am.
Finley Show Society president Peter Braybon has officially invited all Finley and district residents to attend.
"Four generations of MAson family have been heavily involved in the show and to have the family donate a Life Members' honour board it wonderful," Mr Braybon said.
He said the unveiling of the honour board will be one of the highlights of the show for committee members
Following the presentation, morning tea will be served in the Lions Pavilion and Mr Braybon has invited the community to join in the festivities.
Mr Braybon said the committee would be making a special tribute to life members who ensured that each year "the show goes on."
During the presentation, Mrs June Mason was presented with a posthumous Life Membership for her late husband Doug Mason, who had passed away in 1989, for his many years of service as President, Ringmaster and committeeman.
At the time, 25 members of the Show Society had been bestowed a life membership, with 10 more having received the honour since. The Show Society is grateful for the hard work that these men and women have committed to this organisation since its inception.
With our 100th show in 2017, we are looking at expanding our historic archives in order to produce a grand display, and for publication.
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