FRENCH FARM TROOPERS.
A very euooeesful sooial was held in the schoolroom, French Farm, on Wednesday evening. There was a very from the surrounding bays and Akaroa, and the schoolroom was filled to overflowing. The social served the double purpose of farewelling the troopers in Frenoh Farm and the surrounding district who have offered themselves for active service in large numbers since the war began, and also to bid farewell to Mise Moore, who has had charge of the Frenoh Firm school for a number of years. The sohoolroom was nicely decorated with flags, and at the back of the stage the word "farewell" waa de< picted in handsome lettering; Mr. J J. Donovan, chairman of the school committee, acted as chairman The first part of the evening was devoted to musical and other items, the programme being as follows: — Overture, (piano and violin) Miesci Wright; choir competitions, won by Mr Jas. Wright's jun. choir; song, Mr Donovan; doll-dressing competition for gentlemen, won dy Mr Donovan ; song, Miss Roxburgh; reading, Miss MoTntosh ; bair.dressing comi petition, won by Mr Norman Wright; song, Mr Ben. Wright; song, Mr Brooherie sen., "La Marseillaise"; charade, "Farewell," acted by Miss Moore, Messrs D. Wright. J. J, Brocherie, Bray and J. Donovan; song, "Feeding the Blind," Miss Moore ; proverbs; song. Mr Donovan ; piano and violin, Misses Wright; song, Miss Roxburgh; song, Mr Ben Wright; patriotic song to departing men, composed by Mise Moore. FAREWELL TO MISS MOORE. The chairman, Mr Donovan, referred to Miss Moore's departure. He said they were all sorry to lose Miss Moore, but on account of the small attendance at the school she was quite right in seeking a better position, Rev A. H. Juliue then made a presentation of a travelling bag on behalf of the residents of French Farm, and on behalf of the school and Sunday school children of a handsome lady's companion, Mr Julius said Miss Moore had made herself most popular among the residents of the bay. and all were ex csedingly sorry at her departure, Miss Moore thanked them ell for their kindness. She said the residents bad ex tended the greatest kindness to her during her stay among them. She hoped to visit them all again in the near future.
PRESENTATION TO TROOPERS. The chairman then mentioned the depart-
iDg troepers. Hβ said they ell appreciated tbeir patriotism for offering their servioes for the front. Be wished them bucooss and a safe return. He asked them to remember also the many temptations which would crocs their paths, and to think rf the great cause they were going to fight for. Hβ then asked Mr Geo, Armstrong to make the presentations.
Mr Armstrong said he was always very pleased to enoonrage youDg men to go forward to fight for the Empire, and it was right they should do bo, and that every single man between the ages of 20 and 40 should rally to the flag. New Zealand was sending the noblest of her Bons. He wished
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• i:» to u'l BUUftesfl and a srfe reiurn. Be then p-...-..v:ipd ((u. dopnr«ii'p t">rperp. Troopf-rs hiv lii Wright, Patrick Broehfine, Allen Shftdbolt, Norman Wright and Oliver Hnnt with wristlet watches, and Morsri Georpe Wr'pht unil Jas. Wrifiht with rczor tind bruHh in recognition ol offering ih'instlves for active cerviop.
Trooper Patrick Broeherie replied on bebv\! of himself and his comrades. Bβ Eaid l)p wißhed to thank them all for their prrorntatii'n, and they could all reel ftfpurfd they were Roink to do their beft for the Empire. Be hoped they would all return to New Zealand after victory had been ob. Uined.
The departing men were enthusiastically cheered.
The chairman. Mr DonoTen, tbanked Mr Armstrong and the Bey, Julias for attending the function A moat tnneeisful function eoneloded with a dunes.
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FRENCH FARM TROOPERS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3479, 30 July 1915