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A very successful fancy dress ball was held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Akaroa, on Wednesday evening The Fire Brigade usually make a study of the decoration of tbe ball, and on Wednesday evening they easily eurpassed any previous effort. The electric light scheme was especially good. The rnupic was cupplifd by Ouswortb's band, and the arrang» tnents being excellent, tbe dance,wag a great success. The Brigade are to be d on carrying. 'be dance through so successfully fti this time,' and weegree with them that it is much better for the community at large for all to go on as usual, and not cancel all functions and cause a lot of want and trouble at home among those who 1 can least afford to meet it. The Mayor and Cr. Lawitfc (chairman of the fire brigade committee), a»t tended the ball. During the evening the Mayor preeeored medals for long service Before doing co, he welcomed the visiting firemen from Rangior* and also a member of the Rangioift band wbo were in attendance

The following is a li?t of medal? pre'ented by the Mayor: —

Fireman J. Fool, five years' serviie medal; Fireman W. Poil, fi™ years' service medal, Foreman- McFarlane, two years' perviCe ,bnr, making eleven years'. fervica in all; Brancbrnan Langrope, two year's service bar, making nine years' service in all ; Brancbman w'. Day, two years' servine bar, making seven years' in all. Tbe followiog were 'some of the ladie? d''e.=se3 :— •

Miss M. Fergu3, magpie ; Miss Paton, Order of the Bath ; Miss Newton, French fieb mad; Miss Hood, Grace Darling; Miss E. Lelievre, queen of the roses ; Mies E Rhodes Colleen Bawn ; Mrs J. Woodill, Ireland ; Miss M. Lelievre, spring; Miss Dierck, pier, rette ; Miss Cettermole, bridge; Miss S'.oke3, harp of Erin ; Miss G. Lelievre, F>ench fishwife: Mr? Goodwin, barp of Erin ; Mica F. Staples, spring; Miss M. Flaherty, fcootch lassie ; Mi3S I. Taylor Stephen's ink. Miss B. Jaeobson, Portia; Mica E. Julius, Order of the Bath ; Miss J. Bruoe, ragtimei CHILDREN'S BALL. A full list of dresses will be given in our next issue.

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AKAROA FIRE BRIGADE BALL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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AKAROA FIRE BRIGADE BALL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4424, 28 August 1914

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