On Friday evening the friends of Mr. and Mrs Peter Drummond, of "Clearwell," who are leaving the district, met-in the school to bid them farewell. A short concert programme was first submitted, musical items being contributed by Mesdames Bell .and Green, Misses Smith, Fleming, Foster and Bell, and Messrs Espagne, Fleming, and Taylor. At the conclusion of the concert, the chairman, Mr -J. A. Fleming, welcomed Mr and Mrs Drummond on behalf of the district,. and expressed his regret at their departure. He called on Mr R. J. Mulligan, Mr Orummond's nearest neighbour, to present the guests of the evening with a Kaiapoi nig, as a small token of the esteem in which they are held by the people of Lismore. La making the presentation, after expressing his personal regret at their departure, Mr Mulligan referred, to the generous manner in which both Mr and Mrs Drummond had responded to all patriotic calls during the war, and had heartily entered into any project of interest in the. district. ° Mr Boddington and Mr Espagne also spoke, saying that their relations Avith Mr Drummond,' both of a business and a private nature, had been of the pleasantest. • In returning thanks, Mr and Mrs Drummond both said that for many reasons they were sorry to leave Lismore, but hoped that many of their friends would visit them in their new home. After the singing of ''.For They Are Jolly Good :Feflows^" and three heartycheers, by Mr T. Mulligan for the Drummond boys,: was responded ix>, sxipper was handed round, and a very pleasant ftmction was brought to" a close by a short dance, for which Miss Tims, of Mayfield, and Mr Cormac, supplied the music.
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LISMORE ., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919
LISMORE . Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919
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