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[from our correspondent]

A fancy dress dance, in aid of the Belgian Fund, was he'-l in tbe Pon Levy schoolroom on Friday, May 7th. The function was a roost successful one, and a sum of over £80 will go towards the feeding of Belgium's b aye people aa a result. The com-' wit tee responsible for arrangements included Mesdamea E. Harkness, W Waterson, and G, Buick, and Missis A; Nicholson, Mary and Myrtle Ruru and Mildred Clarke. The success of the evening was, in a great measure,

due to kindly services of Messrs A. G. Erikson, Lewis Field and .To»i« Peach. The schoolroom was tastefully decorated with flags (kindly lent by tbe Lyttelton Harbour Board), ferns and flowers. Duri g tbe evening competitions were held, some of which were:—Nail driving for ladies, won by Mrs Wallace ; sock darning for men, won by Mr Harry Jennings; Waltzing competition, won by Miss Da sy Pops and Mr Albert Pope. A sheep, presented by Mr R J. Fleming, submitted to having its weight guessed, was won by Mr C. Mmsou, while a case of apples, presented by Mr J. E. F | Fleming, fell to Mr J. Peach fori guessing the number it contained. Later on, what regained of a very enjoyable supper, together with some

bottled fruit and prizes which had been handed back by generous winners, were submitted to auction by Mr Harry Field, who, after an arduous time, succeeded in adding nearly £4 to tbe fnnds' Under the supervision of Miss Alice Nicholson the school girls sold buttonholes. A musical programme was inter ; spersed among the dances, and con I sisted of soDgs by Mrs Buick, Miss IL. Solomon, X; West, Mary Ruru aud ! Messrs T. Skipper, A. Tikao, R. | Soloman and Master Douglas.Martin, a very juvenile and very clever Harry I Lauder. The committee's thanks are due to Misses M. W.B3t. T. Ropata, M. aud M. Ruru, and Mr Ban Edwards for music for the dancing. present in fancy dress we-.>: Mrs Kadford, Welsh peasant; Mrs Buiok middy (first priz<?); Mrs H«rkne« and Miss ," '■•'--•: '-. < • i-i'iy ...a uuiid ; Mrs Fegiey, uottiuuid; Mrs Wallace, Chinaman ; Mrs Edwards, New Zealand ; Miss K. West, Maori; Miss T Ropata, Turkish lady ; Miss Mary Ruru, folly; Ms.-, Myrle ituru, Indian sq'iaw (teuond priz-); Mi?s Luev Solomon, Faith, Hope and Charity; Miss M Peauh, Swi.=s pea-ant; Miss E. Peich,, Union Jack ; Mi?s E Top, Dutch girl; Mis< D Pope, Pi;rette : Miss K. James, Quakeress ; Miss M: King, Lettuce; Miss A Nicolson, Spanish dancer; Miss R A. Clnke, lady of tbe harem; Mias M. Clarke, p.wier and patches. Gentlemen—M«s;rd H Field, sea ciptain ; J. Peach, C V.C: dress uniform ; E Peafrh, Mounted Rifles uniform; C Peach, High Innder : Radford, Spanish grandee ; Buiok undergraduate ; E aod W. Harkne=s, cricketers; A. Eiikson, goutf old mm; L Field, nigper (first prize}. J Kilduir, native, lsherwood, Indian Chief; Pegley, yachtsman; R. Solomon, cowbo < (2ud priz a ) ; Madter Douglas Martin, Scottie.

Great credit is due to the committee, who worked untiringly tc make the gathering a success.

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AID FOR THE BELGIANS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 21 May 1915

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AID FOR THE BELGIANS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3460, 21 May 1915

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