Arrangements are weld, in hand for the Peace celebrations. On Sunday a combined thanksgiving servioe will be hold in the.Public Hal! at 3 p.m. On Monday proceedings will commence, at 9.30 a.m., with school tree-planting, after which a procession will be formed and additional trees will be planted at the Triangle. The procession will then proceed 'to the racecourse, whore it is intended to carry, out an elaborate sports programme, which will commence about 12.30., A special committee has been formed to mako provision, whereby the public will, be provided with hot water, tea, and sugar
gratis. A.t 5.45 a fireworks display wilil be., held in the paddock adjoining the "John Holmes" memorial reserve. This part of the proceedings, which will be continued until' 7.15, should prove one of the most attractive features of the celebrations, as over £100 has been expended on fireworks, which are already on hand. In the evening there will be a patriotic picture entertainment, a banquet to be held in a; marquee erected on tho vacant section; opposite the Town Hall, and a grand ball, which, will take place in the Public Hall, commencing at 9 p.m. It is estimated that the cost of the celebratiatu will be about £200. Tuesday will be> observed as a public holiday, but there will be no local attractions, this , step being decided upon in order -to give residents an opportunity. to visit Ashburton or Christchurch to witness the celebrations in those places. In connection with the tree-planting, it is understood an endeavour will be made to secure for this jmrpose native trees of the various Allied countries.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919
PEACE CELEBRATIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919
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