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[From Our Own Correspondence]

[ Xraaa and New Year holiday oaa?ed off very quietly in thig distric . The only gathering of any importers wa3 the children's sporfc3 held in I'c A. H. Melntosb's paddock on Dk»mber 22nd, The two schools v::-: Akaloa and Ohorltoa alway3 ha 8 their annual picoie the same day, fiev. • t is held in Akaloa and next year > i Ghorlton. Thi3 year the function should have been at Cborlton, b;.S after a discussion it wag decided lo bave it in Akafoa so a3 to work with 'ho Red Gross Fair held on that day The children of each school collect in 'heir districts for prize money and >.] former years have had eorae £10 or more spent on books, each child io caiving a book and with nuaioro'H special prizes the children come i :T very woll Several pounds are spens for prizes and iollieg for their spora day, and every child under Pcbool a-3 »eta a toy. This year the children cV > cided to donate their prize money to <oriie Patriotic Fund, and on a vo'b being taken, Red Crora Associativa proved the favoured one. Oue and r.Il agree that the children are genero;i3 considering tbo usual monthly instalments that go away regularly for Patriotic purposes, but as they have fared so well for prizes and ro :o money for ho many years it is on ! y right they should make some sacrifice. AH the children turned up in full force and enjoyed their day. Besides the flat and novel races tbero was an ice ece&m one! aoffc drink stall on th.G ground, worked by some ladiep, aseiated Messrs 8 Well and Arnold Shuttleworth Mr D Bodgers bad a shooting gallery, and Mr A Williaraa. of Stoney Bay by his wily way at traefced large crowds round bis dood lum-buck stand. The proceeds of the side shows went to swell the coffers of the Red Gross Fair. When the

f-'pnrss w'ite over the clii!-.iif-n anut-nd thoiD.-olves ->--i,h games till tbo F'li , opened at C 30 r.ud. tbeo rbs Xv.mTrpo find (I*her k<?p!-. thr-Tii fiinus-d till tho late hours of tba night.

Altogelbor poraa £7 odd ha-; ijssn sent ftVTRy to the Red Oro=", Chris" church, r.s p, rlonation f.-nm thn ehtdren. A littlo was Icorj'j Lu'ick for race money and sweet 3.

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LITTLE AKAROA NOTES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3513, 14 January 1916

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LITTLE AKAROA NOTES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3513, 14 January 1916

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