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The anniversary tea meeting In conoe tlon with the above ohnroh, was held U evening m the pablio sobool. Kotwithstanding the boisterous and cold weathet whlob prevailed, there wan a very large attendance. The following ladlea pro-: tided and pretidnd at the tables:—' Mesdames Meredith Wilton, Wright, Leadley and D»lton, assisted by Mtssea Wilson, Pateraon, Dalton, and other fiiendf. It la hardly necessary to s&y the lapplj of provisions was moit bountifo.l and sntnptotus. So nomeroos were tbo gneita that ft was not till half-past elpht the pablio meeting «»i oommenoed. The KeT J. N. Battle presided, and the build* Ing wm orowded to the doors, miny oontentlDg themielres with standing room. Tht Ohatrman stated that an effort waa being made by to reduce, or if possible, liquidate the debt npon the ohoroh property, amounting to £80. Already three gentlemen had aabsorlbed £25, and the proeeedi of that meeting would be devoted to the lame objeot, He suggested, that as tht price of wheat bad risen, some of the Tfakanul farmers might ease their heavily hardened pookets by assisting m the matter. Excellent addresses were afterwards delivered by Revs Beattle, Boothroyd and Barrows. Daring the evening, the choir, oonslsting of friends from At>h- ■ bnrtoD ( nnder the oondactorehlp of Mr Key, rendered eevertl «eleotloo« m a most creditable style. Two instrumental duets appeared to meet with special approval . On the motion of Mr B, Alcorn, saoonded by Mr Trevnrea, hearty thanks were accorded to the ladles for providing the tables, A similar acknowledgment was • given, on the motion of Mr Leadley, seconded by Mr LIU, to the speakers, the ehclr, and Mr and Mrs Wright, for the nsa of their plsno. A most soooestfol and thoroughly enjoyable meeting was brought to a closa by singing the Doxology, followed by the banedlotlon.

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WAKAKUI WESLEYAN CHURCH, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888

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WAKAKUI WESLEYAN CHURCH Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2014, 15 December 1888