A very enjoyable gathering took place in the Lauriston School on Friday evening last, when the members of the local Red Cross branch tendered' a- complimentary social to Mrs McCormick in recognition of her work in connection with the society. The large and representative gathering testified to tiie esteem in which Mrs McCormick and the members of her family are hol^ in the district.
Mr A. i)rummond occupied the chair. Musical items were rendered by Mosdames Letham, Crothory, and Smith, Misses M. Goodwin, W. Goodwin, Gates, and McKendry, and Messrs It. Letham, Curd, and MeKendry. Accompaniments were played by Mi.sses McKendrv and Killner.
Much arauaeinoJit was caused by a " olothes-haiiKing" competition for tlio srentlenien. Mr A. .Druimnoud proving the winner.
Mm A. Drummond, in a few wellchosen words, presented Mrs McCormick with an oak tray, silver-mounted, nnd suitably inscribed, si .Royal Doulton teaservice, and a hotjva'ter kettle and BDirit-lamo. Mrs McCormick responded, followed by hearty cheers for Mr and Mrs McCormick.
Supper, provided by the ladicg of the district, followed, and dancing was kept ud till the early hours of tho morning, music beine Riipplied by Mrs Goodwin and: Messrs Barwell and Miekman.
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LAURISTON., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919
LAURISTON. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9601, 5 May 1919
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