CANTERBURY QUEEN ELECTION
MISS BIRDLING SECOND.
With a view to assisting the Peninsula Queen, the reaidenta of Lyfrtelton ■ intend to holdagala at Diamond Harbour on April let- A masting of the committee, which haa the details in
hand, whs held in the Council Cham beraon S*rU'd*y sveoing, the Mayor (**,!.: W B»rlc iff) presidinc over a ■''iood Mr J Yount; re ported that Mrs Newall and othnr ladies intended to give a .Shakes paaran and dramatic entertainment in the port at an early data, to augment the funds. This and the harbour carnival should go a long way towards raising Lyttelton' quota. It was re ported that' tbe principal attractions on April Ist would be a fancy dress i football match, in) which some well known citizens had intimated their willin-ness to assist. Other attractions would ba bind music, hoop la oompeti titions, bran tubs, a "surprise" stall, races and other events. It was also intended that Miss Birdiing, the fen insula Queen should be present to meet her supporters. Three ladies representing the Lyttelton Ladies Swimming Club, waited on tbe committee, and offered their services, which were gratefully accepted, in connection with the sail of .afternoon tea. MrM. J Miller stated that the tug Lyttelton would beat the disposal of the committee for transporting the publio across the bay, and a sub com mittee was set up lo arrange terms with the owners of the ferry steamers for the use of tbeir vessels The matter was also discuesed of holding a cafe ohantant in the drill Shed at an early dale, the details of which are not yet arranged. One oi the most successful concerts held at Little River for some time waa given on Friday night in the Town Hall by the Native Concert tarty. There was a large attendance Some of the items were exceptionally good, and were enthusiastically received. After an opening chorus given in Native costume, songs were confcri but'ed by Mr T Williams. Misses P and C Robinson, Mr J Denny, duet and chorus by Miss Skipper and Mr J Robinson, more songs by Messrs F Clarke, T Skipper, R Webb and B Edwards, poi dance (school children) conducted by Miss Haona Tini; Irish Jig, Miss M Williams; Song, Miss Whare Taibubu; duet. Dixie Lou," Fobarama and Hine Parata; poi dance and ohorus by the company, double poi by Maori belles (conducted by Mrs H. Webb). The proceeds were over £23. and as tbe expenses are light,. there should be a good balance *The concert was in aid of the Peninsula and Ellesmere Qneen i
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CANTERBURY QUEEN ELECTION, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3529, 21 March 1916