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On Friday, December 18, the Okute School held their annual picnic in the school giounds, when the residents of t v e Valley turned up in good force. Races were the order of the day for big and small. The single ladies' race was won by Miss Manson, Misß Fanning nearly sharing tbe honours* In the married ladies' race, Mrs Allen was first, just beating Mrs Judson by a few inches. In the single men's race, Mr T. Brankin was first and Mr F. Fahey second, while in the married men's race Mr J. Allen secured an easy win, Mr Watson coming second. In the children's races all the children received prty.es. /»fter the races afternoon tea was served, whioh was followed by a Christmas tree, on which presents for all the children were hung. An enjoyable afternoon was brought to a close with a presentation to Mr Dawe, tbe master, who is retiring. Tho present, which consisted of aoase of pipes from the ohildren, was presented by Misd Phyllis Allen. Messrs Hutchinson and McQueen both said a few words of appreciation o(| the asfis anoe received from Mr Dawe in open j 'ing the school, and Mr Dawe responded, j thanking the residents} for ths courtesy he had always received, especially Mr and Mrs Hutchinson.

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OKUTE SCHOOL PICNIC, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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OKUTE SCHOOL PICNIC Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3464, 24 December 1914

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