In late 1963 a logger was seriously injured while working in the logging industry, here in Whatcom County. At that time compensation from the State Dept. of Labor and Industries was very slow. Finley came up with the idea of having a Logging Show, put on by local loggers demonstrating what they do on a daily basis. The first show was considered a success, as 800 people paid $1.00 each and seemed to enjoy it. The money went to the injured logger. The Deming Logging Show has continued year after year, raising money to help those loggers and their families.