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THE BELGIAN FUND.

HARVEST FESTIVAL IN MARCH

A meeting wag held in the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Tuesday evening. There was a large at tendance of ladies and gentlemen, the Mayor in the chair. After the minutes of tbe previous meeting bad been read and confirmed, the Mayor said that it had been deoid ed to hold the gala on March 17 (St Patrick's Day), but the Catholics had approached him, as tbey bad a funo tion on tbat day, and be bad altered tbe date. Tbe response bad been unanimous. The ladies especially were very enthusiastic. Mr'Vangioni has kindly offered to arrange the athletic sports. He was glad to see Mr Lelievre there, and was sure be would give all tbe help he could, as he was so interested in the object. Mr Vangioni had already been pro mised £30 in kind from Gough's Bay. Mrs Wilkins told bim that at Le Bon's Bay they were having an entertainment, at which they were charg. ing the men £1, married women 10a and single ladies ss. Tbe hon. sec, (Mr Thomas) read a letter from Mr O. T. J. Alpers, of Christchuroh, offering to bring down a company for March 18. Mr E. E. Lelievre proposed side* | shows be run on the day, and tbat Mr L. J. Vangioni and bis committee I conduct same. [ Seconded by Mr Hall, and carried, | Mr Lelievre proposed Mr W. W. Williams and Mrs A, Rhodes run a produce stall. Seconded by Mr Herriott, and carried. ' Mrs W. E. M. Jacobson was appointed to conduct the sweet stall Mrs Thomas moved that Mrs Julius hold a baby show, the Akaroa Borough Council to act as judges Seconded by Mr Turner. Miss Masefield proposed, as an amendment, that the judging of the babies be by popular vote at Id a vote. Mr Lelievre seconded the amendment, which was, carried, and Mes dames Julius, H. Wilkins and Cantrell and Mies Buckland were appointed a committee to run tbe baby show, Mesdames Armstrong, Thomas and I ilkington were appointed a committee to run a work stall. j Mrs Goodwin was appointed to carry Mrs Goodwin has offered to make ' ;on the ice cream stall, and has offered to make the ice cream. i Misses E. Julius, G. Newton, and Cropp were appointed to conduct an apron stall. Misses N. and E. Lelievre were appointed to conduct a fortune telling tent by tea leaves, 'palmistry, etc. ' Mesdames E. E. Lelievre, J. D Bruce, T. E Taylor, and Miss Mabel Jacobson were appointed to conduct a refreshment stall. Mr Hall was&ppointed to arrange a collection of 6d for admission to; the pavilion on the day of tbe sports. Mrs Bruce moved tbat Mr Alpers offer for the concert be accepted. Seconded by Mr Hall and carried. MrsH, W. Wilkins offered a doll for competition for children. Mi ><? Marjory Julius was appointed to conduct the doll guessing competition. MissE. Westanra was appointed to run a button hole and badges stall with Misses Mary Checkley and Aileen Lelievre. Mr A. J. Turner kindly promised the gifts for the bran tub, and Miss j Lucy Julius was appointed in charge of the bran tub.

ihe ;■>....«, gl «• , ~ i, (i to act f*s : —Mr G. \<-m strong (Balgneri street), Mr C. fl H»ll (Beoou »n'l MntW streets). Mrs Cantrell 'inrl M'-i» \j Y-invrr-nrvn {Liv.ind .- (•>" ). i »>- > 15 ■■• h ' Wfr--t»nri) (G t'lM-.d V- evund Ban-h roa'l) Mrs Pilkingum (Jolie street), Miss M. Vangioni (Jolie street north), Mr D, Fyfe (Aylmer's Valley), Messrs Bruce and (Jbeckley (tbe south of tbe Bor ough to the Lighthouse). Mews !<;. E Lelievre and Rev. J. W. Hayward, general collectors. „ j Mrs H. Wilkins moved a men's 'beauty show be held, entrance to be one shilling, a popular vote at Ida vote to be charged. Seconded by Mr Armstrong and car ried. Mesdames H. Wilkins, G. Arm strong, and J. D. Bruce were appointed to carry out the men's beauty show. Mr Lelievre proposed tbat tbe bon. Bee. write to tbe Little River Band and ask them on what terms tbey would come. Seconded by Mr Williams and car ried. Mr Lelievre moved the locai orc.be l ' j tra be a«ked to provide miwc for tbe evening of tbe concert. Secjndtd by Mr Flail and carried. { Messrs Orawshaw, Munro, and G j Kerrney were appointed to arrange re j .the tbe doorkeepers on ibe night of! (he concert j Tbe Oddfellows' Hall Committee i has offered tbe ball frte of cliarge on I tbe nigbt of tbe concert. After the concert Messrs Haylock and Davies will give a supper in tbe

X w a 11 it hooms to the concert P"r v a d those entertaining them. I'be w itr> gses at tbe tea rooms have k'nd y tffered their on the peon 'o i Tbe Akaro-i hotel proprittors have kindly offered to take >ny members of the concert p»rty who are not provided for. On arrival of the visitors from Christchurch, Mr Hell, of Mm Hotel Metropole, Akaroa. has kindly offered to entertain them at tuncbenn Mr'B. W Henning has kindly offered to take the concert party for a launch trip round the harbour on the day following the concert

Mrs Cantrell offered a prize for a nail driving competition for boys.

Mr C. Hail was appointed assistant bon sec

Messrs A. Rhodes, J, Rhodes, S. Hayward and T. Lewitt were appointed a ground committee for the gala.

[ In reference to the baby show, Miss J. Buckland is.giving two prizes—one for baby six months and under, and another for baby eighteen months and under. Mrs J. D Bruce also gives a prize for a baby from six.months to a year old

Mesdames Cantrell and Lewitt are giving prizes for a d'oyley competition in eyelet or Monfcmellio work, the competition to be for girls 17 and under, and for girls 12 and under. The girls are asked to Fend ia tbe d'oyleys on tbe Monday prior to tbe sale to Mrs Lewitt and Mrs Cantrell. The d'oy leys will be sold at tbe fete. The com petition is open to girls in tbe Bays as well as in Akaroa Tbe meeting then terminated.

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THE BELGIAN FUND., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3479, 19 February 1915

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THE BELGIAN FUND. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3479, 19 February 1915

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