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The ground committee hag made arrangements for the marquees ior re freshments, work stalls, etc. The pound has also been got ready to ac commodate the live stock offered, which consists, in a rough estimate, of fifty sheep, four horses, four head of cattle and eight pigs. Mr L J. Vangioni has arranged with his committee an attractive programme of sports which will start 10 a.m. sharp. In the afternoon, between 2 and 2,30 pm,, the baby show will be held, and later the men's beauty show.

Tka ladies of Akaroa have been bard at work for weeks, and a wonderful amount of needlewoik has been prom ised for the work stall The collectors in the bayg have met with an excel lent response, and there will be a fine display on the produce Jstill. The sweet stall, apron stall, etc., will all be made most attractive. Fortunetelling is another attraction which always obtains bearty patronage. The refreshment booth is being run on a Gargantuan scale, and luncheon from is lo 2i can be obtained, and afternoon tea at 9d. Reductions are being made for children and families.

Given fine weather the fete should be an unqualified success.

Mr Aitken notified Mr Thomas yesterday that a band of twelve would come from Little River on Thursday to play on the Becreation Ground, Akaroa. Mr Cusdin will bring them fca Duvauchelle, where they will be met by Mr Pool, who is bringing the band over from Duvauchelle. Mr Poal has offered to bring any Duvau chelle people over at the same time, charging Is per head for the return trip, the proceeds to go to the Belgian Fund GRAND CONCERT. In the evening an entertainment got up by Christchurch performers will be given in aid of tb& Belgian Fund. The programme is advertised elsewhere. MOTUKARARA BELGIAN GALA At Waihoia Park, Motukararn, on Satur day, the residents of the Motukarara and Kai tj3ns districts held a gala to assist in the Belgian Relief pund. A special train arrived with some hundreds of visitors tpm Qhrist church. The Jfark was admirably adapted for the outing Stalls and amuse ment booths eoattered about the grounds' were generously patronised. Amongst these t the most prominent were shooting galleries, refreshment stalls, fruit and sweet stalls, nnd thk usual Bide shows The Maoris from around were present in large numbers, and oentribated b.nka° arscl poi dap.oes to the nro

The comniiltee met with r rendy response to its nppeal Baforn ihe gala comint-ro d it had in hund about £100 in cish and (/roils The hon spci'f-taty rcpovtrd that he hud £200 in hand already, nrul more was expected A full list of tb" stalls and amounts contributed will be given in our next issue

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BELGIAN FETE AT AKAROA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3406, 16 March 1915

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BELGIAN FETE AT AKAROA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3406, 16 March 1915

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