THE BELGIAN FUND
30NCERT AT LITTLE RIVER A concert; and dance was betd in the Town Hall, Little River, on Frilay night; by the Native concert party in aid of the Belgium Relief fund. There was c crowded attendsince Tbe Fum of £2443 was taken at the door for the concert, and about £2 for the dance. During the evening, Mr Mont gqmery, the chairman, made a pre sphtation of a gold pendant to Mr Percy Birdling, who is leaving with the next reinforcements The pen dant was inscribed on the obverse, "To Percy Birdling from Little River friends, February 26tb, 1915. Kia ora," and on the reverse, "For King and Connfcry. Our Boys " Mr Birdling briefly responded, thanking them for the presentation. Mr Montgomery announced that a meeting would be held in the Town Hall on Monday night to make ar rangements for continuous subscrip tions The following is the programme of the concert:—"Ka Pipiri Te Whitu" ("The Meeting of the Stars"), com pany; comic song, "I Was Standing at the Corner of the Street," Mr 3. Denny; poi dance, children; song, "Rose of.HonoluJu" Mr R. Webb; song, "Come Sing to Mβ," Miss Tikao; aong, "True Till Death," Mr T. Williams; song, "Doreen," Mr Tom Skipper; poi dance (double), Maori girls; song, ''Shadows, ,, Miss Parata; comic song, ''Alphonso Spighoni," Mr J. Denny; poi dance, "Tβ Whaka," adults ; song, "Sons of New Zealand," Mr T. Skipper; song. "Cap tain Baby Bunting," Master F Clark; song, "Tipperary," Mr T. Williams; trio, "Snowflakes," Mi3ses Parata, Poharama and Master Williams; Maori baka, Maori warriors. The Natives are to be congratulated on the success of their efforts.
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THE BELGIAN FUND, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3402, 2 March 1915