« . A meeting was held in the Town Hall, Little River, on Saturday night for the purpose of arranging to bold a patriotic gala on Boxiog Day. Mr W. H. Montgomery was in the hair. Mr H. Lewthwaite was appointed secretary, Suggestions for the following events were received, and strong committees are to"be formed to carry them out :■ — Children's races. Decorated bioyoles. - Decorated motor cars. Decorated motor bikes. Tag of-War, County Councillors v; Cricket Club. Tuga of war (opan). Decorated prams and go-carts. Bullock teams for children's rides. Maori haka's and poi dances. Bowling at wicket. Doodleumbuck Shooting gallery. Aunt Sally (a special Kaiser Bill) Musical chairs. Throwing cricket ball. : Stepping competition, Tossing the caber. Stilt race, Flower stall: Pillow fights, Bran tub. j Weight-guessing competition for steep. Weight-guessing competition for tut key. Weight-guessing competition for c&kv?. ' j Guessing name of doll. Afternoon tea room. Auction sales. Greasy pig race. G i easy pole. Wbeelbarrow race (with passangei). Pram race. C'Uy pigeon shooting. Bnby show. Boxing competitions. Ladies' nail driving competition. Gentlemen's bat trimmingBlindfold race Menagerie race. Wrestling competitions, Dog race. Sweets and soft drinks stall. Coin in basin, Coin and Dattery. Fortune telling (special fortune teller from Australia). Kicking football. Boot race for children. Boot race for ladies. licofc race for men. Ladies' tug of war. Treacle bun. Bun eating and water-drinking competitions. Egg and spoon race. Thread the needle race, it was resolved that the proceeds are to go to the Belgium Fund, The Railway Department is running an excursion (rain from Christchurcb on Boxing Day, and it i 3 expeoted tbafc tbere will be a large number of visitors. Another meeting is to be held on Saturday night next to complete the appointment of committees. Every ODB who poeeibly can is asked to attend and help on so worthy a cause. Remember the poor mutilated Belgian kiddies, and that it is now Christmas time.
Permanent link to this item
PATRIOTIC GALA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914
PATRIOTIC GALA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3462, 18 December 1914
Using This Item
Akaroa Mail Co is the copyright owner for the Akaroa Mail. You can reproduce in-copyright material from this newspaper for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons New Zealand BY-NC-SA licence . This newspaper is not available for commercial use without the consent of Akaroa Mail Co. For advice on reproduction of out-of-copyright material from this newspaper, please refer to the Copyright guide.