SERBIAN RED CROSS.
MOST SUCCESSFUL AKAROA
£72 18s REALISED.
The concert organised in aid of the Serbian Red Cross Fund and the Library Funds was held in the Oddfellows' Hall last evening when a very large audience attended. The programme which iwas carried out by local talent was really excellent, the character songs, farces, and musical items being most popular and mostly encored enthusiastically. Much of the credit, of the huge success of the concert is due to the splendid organising capabilities of Mrs Cantrell, who acted as chief organiser. Assisted by a number of willing helpers she was able to produce a varied and interesting programme which was very much appreciated indeed, and to prove that a local concert can be spectacular and amusing. Every detail was attended to with care
and the organisers richly de- ! served the successful issue they received. At the conclusion of the entertainment Mr J. D. Bruce, President of the Library Committee called for three cheers for Mrs Cantrell and her assistants which were heartily given.
He said he hoped the concert given would be the forerunner of many more enjoyable concerts. r During the evening His Woiship the Mayor auctioned the Serbian flag on behalf ot the Fund which elicited splendid competition, the sum of £44 beingraised in this manner. Following are a list of the bids received:—Messrs J. S. Dodds £1, W. H. Henning £1, B. W. Henning £1, G. Pilkington £1, J. D. Bruce £1, J. Rhodes £1, .jPenlington £1, W. Glynan £1, A. Rhodes £1, A. J. Turner £1, T. b. Taylor £1, T. Lewitt £1, H. G. Youngman £1, A. Lelievre £1, C. Hall 10/-, C. W. Leete 10/-, W Jacobson 10/-, J. R. Newton 10/; C. Pool 10/-, H. W. Piper 10/-, E E. Lelievre 10/-, E. Noonan 10/V V. Masefield 10/-, L. G Kearney 10/-, Mesdames Bruce 10'- V. V. Masefield 10/-, Buckland 10/-, Masefield 10/-, J. Rhodes 10/-, Miss Buckland 10/-, Miss Westenra £1. Final sale Mr Jos. Armstrong £10 10s, Mrs G. Armstrong £10. Mrs Goodwin and her assistants sold sweets in the hall the proceeds of which amounted to about £8 10s, so that the gross proceeds are as follows: — Door Takings £20 8 Sale of Sweets £8 10 0 Sale of Flag £44 0 0 Total £72 18 0 The following is the programme :— Song—"The Goose Step, Akaroa Boy Scouts; Character Song—Misses J. Cantrell, D. Ditely, P. Ditely, A. Hall, F. Hayward, E. Lewitt, J. Penlington, T. Wiikins; Song—Mr F. Armstrong ; Character Song—"The Corsican Maid", Misses L. Armstrong, M. Bell, E. Pilkington, G. Youngman; Song—Mrs Julius; Farce—"Our at ',Ome Day, 7 Misses R, Bird, E. Julius, I. Taylor ; Patriotic Tableau—"The Allies," Misses N. Lelievre, M. Lelievre, A. Lelievre, E. Pilkington, M. Rhodes ; Song—"Tommy Atkins," Akaroa Boy Scouts; Character Song—"ln winter time," Masters N. Bell, A. Hemingway, G. Hall, O. Hayward, C. Staples, E. Whelch; Character Song—"Ma Dusky Maid," Three of Akaroa's Leading Citizens; Character Song—"The Amorous Goldfish," Misses J. Bruce, E. Keegan, M. Julius, M. Lelievre, I. i-Morrison,-M.-Westenra;' :V..Youpg man, L. Youngman; Farce— "Wasting Away," Mrs Cantrell, Miss N. Lelievre, Miss Youngman ; "National Anthem."
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SERBIAN RED CROSS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916