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[from our own correspondent]


The wet month of-Dceamber bad b most dampening eft'Cj on tbe Christ mag holiday?, but- nevertheless I hen were a few picnic? and a riiL coapetition. Tbe children's combiner' school sports were te!d on Fiidny, tht 19tb. The morning was wet, hut the skj cleared about 10 o'clock, and by the use of tbe telephone connection tbe committee were able to advise a! parents and children to hurry tr Chorlton for tbe sports. >. Tbe "race." were hurriedly put through, but all tbe children seemed pleased with then performances Bain fell at intervale, but the races were not stopped. Aftei afternoon tea in the Montgomery Hall tbe chairman (Mr J S Priast) dis tributed the prizes. Owing to the strike, there were some dozen books held back, but these were posted down later. The toys which were given to all the children below school age did not airive till Fiiday by the incoming mail, and tbsse were distributed in tht evening.

In tbe evening a dance was held, and during an interval Master Huia Heath recited "Johnny Sleepy Head," and as stage fright was unknown to him be did yery well. Another gjo-l item was a chorus song, " The Merry Sailors." Tbe children went through their actions very creditably indeed Six small girls sang the action song, 11 Japanese Fan." They looked proper little Japs with their crepe kimonas, fans and flowers in their hair. They Sang very sweetly and clearly, end were resalled. The night was a most boisterous one, and all had to face muddy roads and sou' west ruin on the homeward journey.


.Rifle shooting has revived again at Chorlton. It is some years now since the Christmas shoot was held, but this year has seen things back in the old style. Tbe competition was held on Boxing Day, Tbe day was foggy, but calm. There were two fired. The first was seven shots at 200, 500 and 600 yards, and the next was ten shots at 500 and 600 yards. C, Craw won the Senior Cup and tbe Seed Company's priz?, V. (Jraw thu ladies' trophy and Farmers' Gj op. prize, H. Craw received money, also J. Boleyn, In the junior division J. HaiDes w -m three prizes, viz , Junior Cup,

ShutfilGworth cup ag 1 nil' ci m i'ch ' box. He really won fctnUliea fcß .ophy but, as ton priz9 ig given ou "floidi, tion it ia retained ia the dnfcric'i it f °U to V. Craw. A. McKay-, Clyde ffag horn, Ralph Waghorn and B. Craw won money prize 3

A dance was held iv the evening, but it wa3 not the rifle dances of old, as there were only a email number there.

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LITTLE AKALOA NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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LITTLE AKALOA NEWS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4363, 13 January 1914

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