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Tinwald School.

Thebreakingup of theTinwald school for tire Christmas holidays was celebrated last evening by an entertainment, followed by a ball in Mr Joseph Clark’s spacious grain shed. The evening was warm and fine, and the attendance excellent. The shed was beautifully decorated with evergreens and toi-toi grass, and its appearance elicited general admiration. Mr Joseph Clark occupied the chair, and opened the proceedings by distributing the prizes, accompanying each gift by a few kindly words of congratulation. The ceremony concluded with three cheers for the successful and three cheers for the unsuccessful competitors, the young people cheering most heartily. The concert then took place, when .he following programme was performed : —Duett, Miss M. Meharry and Miss Annie Cairncross ; recitation, Miss Mary Lewis; song, it!iss Martha Meharry; recitation, Master C. Brader ; song, Miss Florence Laurence ; recitation, Mios Annie Lewis ; song, Miss Agnes Williams ; recitation, Master James Smith ; song, Miss Annie Jeff ; recitation, Mias Alice Laurence. This brought the first p~rt of the entertainment to a close. The performers so far bad been children, and remarkably well they acquitted themselves, as all were ready to admit. Part 11. commenced with a pianoforte duett by the Misses Clark, -and the following items were then given :—Song, Mrs Laurence ; reading, Mrs Wallace ; song, Miss Sanderson ; song, Mr Chichester ; reading, Mr. H. J. Jones; song, Mrs Teppitts ; reading,' Mrs Laurence ; reading, Mr Wallace ; song, Miss Sanderson ; recitation, Mr Chichester $ song, Mrs Teppitts ; pianoforte solo, Miss Clark ; reading, Mr Teppitt ; song, Miss Sanderson. This cone uded the concert, and the various performers were loudly applauded; indeed the entertainment was a most enjo able one. The ball followed, but owing to the musicians expected being unable to attend, the affair was not the success that had been anticipated. However, thanks to the kindness of Mr H. Y. Chichester and Mr Broodfoot, the company were enabled to enjoy a few dances. But if some disappointment was occasioned owing to the cause just referred to, the entertainment, as a whole, was a big success, and all appeared to enjoy themselves thoroughly. We must not omit to mention that Mr W. T. Davison was the caterer for the refreshments, and was as successful in pleasing his patrons as he always is. Owing to the head-master not having as yet drawn up the prize list, we are unable to present the same in this issue.

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BREAKING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 825, 22 December 1882

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BREAKING UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 825, 22 December 1882

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