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On Wednesday n f>»rdon pur y In aid of ho funds of lit. Mark's Ohuoh and the parloh generally woo hold m the Parsonage !?romidu. The ivea'hur was everything f'hnt could bod-elr. d, the result being a I'irpo ftttundanco both m tho aftornooh vnd ovodng. Tue grounds noro m uood otdnr nnd tho tropa nfFordsd plenty of ihokor from tho hot sun. Tho Hlall for .;ooda and Lnny woik wn proaided r>ver oy Mrs Rro;i;lba)> f nealstod'hy Mrs Pyko ma ih« Misa^a Wilkinson (2), a-,d othera of th ■ U\r iox Tho «nioleß exhlbitei for uftio w.iro mostly of tho U3oful kind and it?,rn r»a!lly cold, re.tfhlna f/ood prices. Tho rofc.:n. mnit and fruit atallß were unrlor tli ■. r,up3:v!aion of JVloHrla«npa King, Bjohanaa atid Seen tin. Tha bran pie wi»rt In tho handa df Mrs Hu«bej, and the a-n iunt reaiia d from tho elxpunny dips must, bo oooaide üblo. Tno mm 1 ; enjoyable featuro of tho day wag (he danolng of a number of oLildron Instructed by Mra Buolmnan and Mies Youag. The Maypole danoo ad a few oountry dances were t?one through at intervals during the day whh-iat » ralatalco, n. t only rtfl otlng orodit oi the ohlldranj but a «reat deal on the two bdloa #ho have dovota^ muoh time In InatrubUng them Mmlo waa provided by Mias Kome, Danolng, ring goal, drop handkerchief, without the kidsing, and numerous other games on the ground were provided for the amusement of those present. A. norn« b?r of articles wore reffled for good vnlaes. Tho members of the Aabburton Braaa Bind woru In attendance and played aoleotlona duMrg the afternoon and evening. Tiio gconndu weio nloeljr decorated with Chinese lnnlerna m tho oveclng, a^d presonted a very prelty pi turo, Mr Oaborne took the gates and waa vary careful not to let a ohanco el^p of collecting tho admfßßlon foe of nno BhllJlng, Tho Roy H.-OolUna uaod hla beat endeavours to mike all preeeut comfortable. Mr Broadbent vraa »a usiul buay In overy p»rfc of the ftroando Riving assistance to everyone. He moved n very boarty vote of thanka to tho ladies who had so kindly nsßtated, to the children, the Aahburton Band and Mr J. Tacker who hai taken ao mnoh lato'oot In tho affitr. The procoodo will bo Hometblng over £50 oloar of «tl cxpenaea and the church officers are to bo congratulated on tho sucoets of tbelr efFortß, Tho proceedings oloted with the National Anthom about 9 30.

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ST. MARK'S GARDEN PARTY, RAKAIA, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2019, 21 December 1888

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ST. MARK'S GARDEN PARTY, RAKAIA Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2019, 21 December 1888