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The non-commissioned officers and members of the Peninsula mounted cioop of the G.Y.O. held their nnnual ball at the Oddfeilowls HftH, Akaroa, on Thursday last, May 28th. .• Tbi ball proved one of tbe most successful ever held in the district, and the at tendance was a very large one. There were upwards of eighty couples on tht floor, and everything went off merrily. Tbe bail started with the Grand March, in which the blue dress uni form of tbe officers, the red coats of •he mounted men and tbe kharki uni forms, mingling with the dresses of the ladies, made ft brave scene Caption Overton led the Grand March v*itb Mrs H. Wilkins,and other officer? present were Lieutenants Mapefield, J Ooe, L. Priest, R. Mottram, W. Jacob son, Staff Sergeant Majors Norris and Quarterly, Sergeant Newbegin, Corporala E. Latter and R. Bruce, and others.

Owing to (be very large attenditncthe ball proved altogether too small for dancing. Well , a band supplied the music for the evening. During the evening Staff Sergeant Major Quarterly presented the cup presented by Mr H. W. Piper, of Piraki, for competition in rifle sUoot ing among the three Peninsula corps to Sergeant Newbegin, who bad been in charge of the winning CYOeection. The hall whb decorated tastefully for the occasion with rifles and flage, which considerably enhanced tbe beauty of the scene. The lady friends of the troop laid the snpper table most daintily, and a very nice supper was prepared for the occasion Dancing was carried on with spirit un til S a.m. on Friday, and the ball wa ; pronounced by all as a very great ■luccess. There were a number of members of the CY.G. and their friends from the Ellsemere district present at the ball. °

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ANNUAL MILITARY BALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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ANNUAL MILITARY BALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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