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On Friday evening a children'! conoert m aid of the school prize fund was held m the Town Hall. In spite of the bitter oold night there was a large attendance and the fisancial result will be some seven or eight pounds clear. Great pains have •evidently been taken with the children and tbe result reflects great credit lon the toebors, especially Miss Bruce who conducted the children's performances at the cooeertt The chMren were ar tanged on raised ercta on the •tage, were clean, well dressed and cheerful locking end under perfect control, m fact there was not a fidget amongst the lot daring tbe whole evening wbioa ia a groat deal to say, considering there were co many infants present Mr Pyke, chairman of the School Committee, made » few remarks to the parents present and on the conclusion of the concert, Mr Dixon, the head master, returned thanks for the assistance he had received stating that he always had the interests of the children at heart, m school and oat. The programme wa* a lengthy one and well earned out, the youngsters receiving well merited applause. The infants were especially good and delighted the audience the time being excellent, Tbe proceedings opened with a pinaforte overture by Mre Fyke ; H A hunting we will go," children; « Marmion aad Douglas,' 1 recitation, V/. cad J. Bhanoon ; " 801 l your hand," Infanta; "Little Jim," reoitatioD, L. Howell; "Let all your work be early doBO," round, ohildren ; v The clock, ' infants ; " Waterloo, 11 recitation, J. Bruce; "Maltese boat bobr," children; "The wind m- a frolic,' 1 B Penny; "Tbe cobbler," infants; "Story of Horatius," recitation. G. Barely; "Roaming over 4be meadows," round, children ; song by iivm Bruce, .*« Faraway" ; " Bow bread is made," infants ; "We are seven," recitation, M. Smith; ''The Millow horn.v children ; <( Lochiel'a warning," W. Tjaraman aßd G. Bryant; "Hold the right hand up, 11 infants ; "Tbe old Folks tta gone/ 1 song, A. Thompson ; " The BeidieVa Funeral," recitation, M. Ooffey J Pianoforte aolection t by Miss Annie Hardy; "Men of Harlech," children; "The Slaves dream," J. Bruce ; ".Good night," found, children ; eong by the Chairman, v God save tbe Queen," children. Alter the conoert a number of the parent* and friends were invited by Mr Dixon to' stay to an impromptu dance i which was much enjoyed by those

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CONCERT AT SOUTH RAKAIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2015, 17 December 1888

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CONCERT AT SOUTH RAKAIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2015, 17 December 1888