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A meeting re the BoxiDg Day Gala was held in tbe Town Hall on Saturday night, There was a good attendance. Owing to indisposition, Mr W. H. Montgomery was unable to b9 present, and Mr Coop presided. Mr Wynn-Williams wrote, apologia ing for non-attendance, and enclosed a cheque for four guineas from Mrs Wynn-Williams and himself. Mr A. "V. Hutchinson aleo sent apology for being unable to be present.

The following appointments were made of officials to carry out the various sports and competitions:— Men's races, Mr Harry Chapman; children's races, Mr Marlow ; decorat ed bikes, prams and go carts, Mefi dames McManus and Aitken ; decorated motor oars and motor bikes, Mr J Fi Buchanan; tug-of war, Mr J. Johnson ; Maori hakaa and poi dances, Mr Tom Skipper; bowling at wicket and throwing crick9t ball, Mr R. Webb; doodleumbuck, Mr Lsn Breitmeyer; shooting gallery, Messrs Stan .Bird ling and John Tini, senr.; Auat Sally, Mr Frank Fahey ; musical cbair3, Mr G. Wright; stepping competition, Mr Jas. Humphries; tossing tbe caber, Mr John Reed; stilt race, Mr W. McKenzie; flower stall. Miss L. Wright and Mrs A- Murray ; pillow fights, Mr Leo Fahey; bran tub, Mrs T. Williams; weight guessing for sheep and turkey, Mr Fred Joblin; weight guessing for cake. Miss L. Fahey; guessing name of doll, Miss Elsie Reed ; tea rooms, Mrs J. Paull, auction sales, Mr R.- Latter; greasy pig, Mr W. Thompson ; greasy pole, Mr G. Barclay; wheelbarrow race, with passenger, Mr Phil McManus ; pram race for men, Mrs Marlow; baby show (two classes, children under six month 3 and under twelve months), Mr J, 0. Coop; boxing competitions, Mr R. Mackie ; ladies' nail driving, Mr Jackson ; blindfold race, Mr H. Chapman; wrestling competitions, Mr A. Watson; soft drink and sweet stall, Misses £feanbury, M. Oolombus and Jeff; coin in basin and battery, Mr Percy Painter; fortune telling, Mrs

Anderson (from Australia); sack tournament and tales' tug of-war, Mr G, Radford ; boot races (ladies', children's and men's) and kicking football, Mr J. R, Swaddel; egg and spoon race. Mr Tom Gilmour; thread the needle race, Miss Nelly Fahey; hanging clothes on line competition for men, Mr Phil McManus; cindle lighting competition, Mr J. Hum pbries; potato peeling competition for men, Mr Aitken ; Father Xmas, Mr T K. Taylor.

Mr Jas. Chapman was appointed handicapper for running events and Mr J. McQueen judge for same.

The judge for the baby show will be incognito, and under armed escort.

Miss Coop and Mrs J. F. Buchanan will be judges for the decorated bikes, prams, and go carts, and Mrs MoManus and Mrs Aitken judges for the decorated motor cars,

The following gentlemen were ap pointed a sub committee : — Messrs J 0. Coop, H. Chapman and W Aitken.

A collection was taken up in the hall, resulting in marly £4.

Mr Coop, in mentioning the duties of tbe various" committees, urged them to Fysfceroatically canvass for cash and prizes each for his or her competition, as the object (the Belgian Fund), was so good that no one would refuse. Tbe collection was intended to help tbe various) competitions, etc., but urged them not to fall back on it if they could possibly help it, as it was desired to raise as large a sum as pos sible.

Mr J. 0. Coop donated a sheep to the weight guessing competition, Mr T Thompson a fat turkey for tbe same, Mr W. H, Montgomery a pig f«r tbe greasy pig race, and Mr T. X Taylor a pair of bootees for a prize in the baby fbow.

It was arranged to bold a dance in tbe evening, the proceeds to go to tbe same fund. Cornmittte for dance— Messrs F. Fahey and Stan. Birdling

An excursion train is running from Christchurch, and cheap fares are ar ranged, so that visitors from town will be assured of a bearty welcome and heaps of fun.

There will be no charge for adrais sion to tbe,Domain.

Tbe Little River Committee of the Boxing Day Gala for tba Belgian Fund w'gb to acknowledge £2 from Mr T. Quealy.

The secretary notifies that the gala will commence at 11,15 a m.


Un New Year's Eve (writes our correspondent) the Little River Branch of the Girls' Friendly. Society ia £>iv ing a patriotic ooncerf in the Town Hall in aid of the Britain and Bel giura Fund, when a good programme is beiDg provided, and to which the public are cordially invited to be pre sent, not only to assist the cause for which tbe concert is being held, but also to show their appreciation of the effort of tha GVs' Friendly Society in trying to help their sisters in distress in the Old Land.

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LITTLE RIVER GALA, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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LITTLE RIVER GALA Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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