CANTERBURY QUEEN CONTEST.
PENIN&ULA QUEEN LEADS
There was a full attendance of members of the Southbridge Patriotic Committee at a meeting held on Wednesday evening to make arrangements for a gala to be held on the local Becreatioo Ground on St. Patrick's day, for the'purpose of raising money to Bappcrt the candidature of Miss Birdiing. the Peninsula Queen. A sab oomraittee w&s set up at a pre vioas meeting to draw up a programme of events, reported having accepted an offer from Mibb Ganville and the old nnoila of the Southbridge Distriot fUgb School to give an Irish concert
at the Town Hall on St. Patrick's night, and to sell an Irish flag by auction. The programme of sport* events, and Mat of side bdows, were adopted, and it was decided to hold a baby queen competition, candidates to be nominated from Bedgemere, Bouth bridge, Dunsandel and Little Rakaia. The headmaster of the District High School and tbe secondary department mistress promised to help with child*
reti's displays. An offer from old pupils to run a refreshment stall was accepted. It waa reported that tbe Queen (Miss Birdiing) had consented to attend the gala and concert, and arrangements were made for a guard \ of honour for the Queen as she enters the Recreation Ground. It was dooided to ask the Boy Scouts and the band to assist. :
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CANTERBURY QUEEN CONTEST., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3528, 7 March 1916