With the recent rain we've had, it only seemed appropriate that we'd journey back to 2010 when rain threatened to flood the showgrounds and wash us out!
'The 93rd Annual Finley Show was extremely close to being cancelled at the weekend due to heavy rain.
But thanks to the tremendous support of the Finley community the event, held on Sunday, was another success.
Show Society secretary Carol Kennedy said numbers were doen a little on last year, but given the conditions she was "very pleases" with the roll-up.
"Considering we were thinking it might have to be cancelled it was fantastic, people just kept coming through the gate."
Unfortunately the threatening rain and wet grounds did prevent the horse and dog events from taking place and deterred some entertainment acts from performing'
~Southern Riverina News, September 8, 2010
What was really fantastic to see was that, despite the pouring rain and water about to flow through the door, people were still bringing in their pavilion entries down on the Saturday. It was great to have wonderful community support, and we thank everyone who braved the wet weather, pulled on their gumboots and came to one of our wettest shows.
Hopefully, it doesn't rain this year, despite our President continually telling us it's going to rain on Show Day!
With our 100th show in 2017, we are looking at expanding our historic archives in order to produce a grand display, and for publication.
In order to do this, we need the help of the community.
We are looking for:
We want to share the history of the Finley Agricultural & Pastoral Association, as well as Finley in general, with the community through possible publication. In order to do this and make it the best it can be, we need the support of the community in helping us gather as much history as possible.
Help us record our local history in order to preserve it for future generations.