Feilding Star, Volume XII, Issue 2879, 25 February 1916, Page 3
THE SCHOOL PICNIC. On Wednesday, tin. , annual picnic; in connection with tin; Makino road school was held on iJio properly of Afr Hart, who -kindly placed it at the disposal of the Committee- for the, day. The site was a xv.ry good one, and the weather was all that could have been desired. The attendance was large, and old pupils and other friends putting, in <>n appearance dur ing Ihe course of the afternoon. A programme of children's races and other sporting events was gone through, and games and .social intercourse were kept up until late in the evening. During the afternoon the prize books were- distributed by Air Younger, chairman of (lie school committee. Air Younger donated two sheep for a guessing competition, and Mrs Nicholson provided a handsome cake for the same purpose. In the former competition the prize money •was divided among Miss Maud Marston, Mrs Kidler. and Master I). Harris, who tied for (irst place, with the correct guess of IOOIhs. The cake weighed Blbs J(!o/>, and while no one guessed this weight, m> fewer than eight competitors were only two ounces From it . Lots were, drawn to deckle Ihe ownership of the cakv, which became the property of Miss Baker. A number of ladies, under Mrs Younger and Mrs Nicholson, ;.t--tended to the refreshment of the large attendance. .The School Committee worked hard to make the annual nut ing enjoyable, and is to be heavtily congratulated on the ruicc'sr, of it* effort?;.