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A meeting was held at the Public Hal!, Duvaucbelle, on Friday to ar range for the holding of a Patriotic Gala about Christmas time in aid of tbe Patriotic Fund. Mr J. D. Bruce, Akaroa County Chairman, presided There was a large attendance. The chairman said he called tbe meeting at the it-quest of Mr J F. Buchanaa, chairman of the Wairewa County, who bad suggested that the whole should combine in a j great effort on behalf of the fund / He said according to the area of tbe Peninsula on tbe unimproved rating system tbe Akaroa, Wairewa and Mt Herbert Counties, with the Akaroa Borough, their apportionment was over £6000. Jt was impossible to raise anything more than a portion out of rating. If they raised the sum out of rates they would have to treble their levy. If they could raise a good sum by boldJDg a carnival they could supplement it with sums granted by tbe local bodies. Mr E. Bay said tbe three Counties' should combine. Mr Armstrong, Mayor of Akaroa,

paid a carnival would mean a groat deal of work. He said they were ex perienciDg a very dry season, and the district had already given handsomely. He thought the raising of the fund should extend over two or three years. He thought they should have repre 6entatives on the Central Canterbury Committee. Mr J 0. Coop favoured extending the.raising of the fund over a period of twenty years. He thought, bow ever, they could do anything if they all pulled together. Mr J. F. Buchanan moved that a Peninsula Carnival be held in aid of the Patriotic Fund confined to the three Counties and Akaroa Borough. Seconded by Mr T. E. Mackenzie, and carried unanimously. Mi* Buchanan proposed boldi_g a Queen of the Carnival competition.

The chairman moved the local autb orities supplement tbe district contri button

Seconded by Mr Coop and carried. Mr Armstrong said each local auth ority should contribute a sum equal to l/8d ia the £ Mr E. Hay moved that any money raised by the Carnival should be divided and credited to each district ac cording to the contribution payable by each district.

Seconded by Mr T. Ware and car tied,

On tbe motion of Mr J. R. Thacker seconded by Mr T. E. McKenzie, the following general committee was ap pointed to appoint sub committees, etc., and get tbe organisation of tbe Carnival started: —

Wairewa County district—Messrs J. P. Buchanan (chairman), W, P. Parkinson, J, Chapman, and W. H. Montgomery. Akaroa County—Messrs J. D. Bruce (chairman), E Hay R, Bruce (Le Bon's), and G. Cbeckley. Akaroa Borough—The Mayor and Crs. Vangioni, Lsete and Williams Ut. Herbert County—Messrs O. Bradley (chairman), Basil Ware, A. R. Fleming, and F, Gardiner.

It was decided to meet at the Hil Top Hotel 011 Saturday, October 16th at 10 a.m , to make arrangements fo the Carnival.

Mr G. H. O'Callaghan was appoin .d secretary, pro. tan.,

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PENINSULA PATRIOTIC GALA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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PENINSULA PATRIOTIC GALA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3493, 5 October 1915

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