PRESENTATION AT RUBINSON'S BAY.
(Contributed). On Tuesday night Mr George Duxbury and family were entertained at the school whicb-waa well filled with enjoyment Beekers, residents and visitors, some of whom assembled as a surprise party at his residence and escorted them all to tbe school.
Tbe programme was ptarted on tbe appearance of tbe gne.rs of :be *--v«nn*.g, and music, song< and vero indulged in with great deugii'-, es peoially by tbe juveniles. After a bounteeiu-t suppor, Vlr Williams voiced the sentiments of the Bay folks wbea, in a abort speech, Jbe expressed the warmth of feeling which bad -prompted tbe meeting tbat nigh*. He said they could not lei our guui-fc-* leave without some token of the es fceem and re?peet in which they were held here. The presentation took the form of an artistically worked purse well filled with sovereigns wb-ch Mrs Duxbury was asked to accept with expression of regret at their departure and best wishes in tbeir new undertaking. The recipient, who, we could easily see was entirely taken by surprise, thanked the kind donors and said whatever she had done to help the pooiftl aspect of the neighbourhood h-d j,<*en,a pleasure always to ber elf.
Mr Duxbnry then said how very kind all his neighbours bad been to him, aud hGped he would not) lose sight of them altogether, and he would be p!ea?erl at any time to see old friends, at Hornby, where he is going. After lou-iciil honours had been paid-to oar guests, Mr Duxbury, senr, roan, and in a natty --peeeh.regretted the departure of bis son, who wns tbe first of the family to leave the Penin <?ul'i for "fresh woods and pa«tnros« n*-w " and also of Mr Morgan, hi? clo *' trieml 'md neighbour for forty j6i'.r> Bu'. as ever/one was hiving i good iiii-e, judging by the noise made, ti« (bought "parting was such r-weet 3 or row. 1 ' We then sang "Auld Lang Syne" in approved style, after which the fl.*o>* was c etijt-d for danning, and the e*uly morning found nnny m\\ trip ping tbe light; fantastic Miss McDowell lent her piano iu-d Mi Fred Williaim his phonograph, whicb greatly helped to make tbe evening a BUCO6S3.
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PRESENTATION AT RUBINSON'S BAY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3407, 20 March 1915