On Friday evening, April 4, one of the largest crowds assembled at the Mt. Somers Hall for the purpose of according a very hearty welcome home to Sergeant W. J. Turton, Corporal V. Fergus, and Privates T. S. Hix, H. Fergus, and G. Harris. Mr J- T. Bull presided. The Rev. A. J. Petrie eloquently congratulated the guests upon fhe various and noble parts each had undertaken during various periods of the war, wishing them all happiness, wealth, and ■ prosperity. . The guests suitably responded. Supper was then freely partaken of by all, and dancing indulged, in till; the' early,.hours of morning. Apologies for absence were received from Mr J.. Brown and Mr S. Roberts.
At a public meeting of subscribers recently, it was unanimously decided to buikl a Soldiers' Memorial Hall similar to that at Darfieid. The Rev. A. J. Petrie and Mr E. C. Wood have been appointed trustees. Tenders will be called immediately, and the building is to be erected on the Mount Somers Domain property at an early date. Thanks are due to Mrs Nettleton, Miss Moses, and Miss Wales for two pleasant and enjoyable afternoons given by them at the- tennis courts, more especially for their kind liospitality in providing suc/h bountiful afternoon I teas. The annual meeting of the parishioners of the parochial district of Mt. Somers was held in the Mt. Somers Hall on Friday last. The E«v. A. J. Petrie presided over a large attendance. A short and very interesting social programme was rendered. Mrs Petrie gave a most interesting demonstration in methods of Reform Sunday School teaching. 'Mr Petrie, in the course of his report, desired most heartily to thank all for the kindness and hospitality shown since his arrival. He was quite unable to provide sufficient services, such as the district re: quired, without the assistance of one or more lay readers. He hoped to soon see a new church erected at Ruapuna and another at • Mayfield. Th o balance -shoot was then read, which constituted a record against the past--12 years. Mr J. P. Peter was elected as .District Warden. Supper brought a very enjoyable and sociable evening to a close
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
MT. SOMERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 17 April 1919
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