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On Thursday, tbe 25th mat., a social was held in the hall ia aid of the Great Britain, Ireland and Belgium Fund. In order that a goodly amount should be gathered, a sovereign was charged for adult males, 10a for youths, 5s for ladies, and 2s 6d for children. There was a great re sponse, aud many unable to be present sent on their subscriptions. Every thing connected with the social was given gratuitously. The Hall Company gave the. hall for the occasion. Mr B. Barker provided the music, and the ladies provided therefresbments. In addition, Mrs Wm. Crotty pre seuted a fine three decker cake, and Mr W. Grotty a lamb. The cake was won by Miss Gudsell after bringing in 275, while Mrs W. G Dalglish guessed the correct weight of the iamb, 33Jlbs, £2 10s being thus added from this source. Mrs Dalglish then gave the lamb to be put up by Dutch auction. It was knocked down to Mr A. J?. Leonardo at 80s, and on his giving it another turn, Mr B. Barker eventually succeeded in securing it at 20r.

During the evening patriotic songs were rendered by Mrs William Crotty, the Misses Leonardo, Prebble, Marsh and Petterson, and Messrs B. Barker, E. Prebble, and R. Bruce.

A most enjoyable time was spent, tbe net result being £61 10s, which has been handed over to the treasurer, Mr P. H Pyne Grass-seeding is practically over, and a fair quantity has changed bands The yeild this year is 1800 sacks, a very small one indeed when compared with over 10,000 sacks two years ago The recent rain has bad the effect of holding up the milk supply, which till then was fast decreasing.

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LE BON'S BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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LE BON'S BAY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3403, 5 March 1915

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