PRESENTATION TO MR & MRS hugh Mcdonald, wainui.
A number of presentations have lately been made to Mr and Mrs Hugh McDonald in connection with their departure from Wainui, where they have resided for many years amid the respect and good-will of the com-
m unity. On Easter Monday evening a surprise party visited their residence. The party consisted of young people of the Bay and members of the Bible class which Mr McDonald had conducted. Mrs McDonald was presented with a handsome palm bowl and Mr McDonald with a fountain pen. Miss McConachie made the presentation to Mrs McDonald and Mr R. Roger to Mr McDonald. On Thursday, April 27th, Mrs W. D. McPhail gave an afternoon for Mrs Mc Donald on behalf of the lady members of the Presbyterian Church. There was a large attendance to do honour to Mrs i McDonald, where sympathy and kindness have been greatly appreciated by her neighbours. Mrs McPhail, in presenting a beautiful handbag to Mrs Mc Donald expressed their good wishes to her and their deep regret at her departure. Mrs Mc Donald suitably replied. Mrs Mc Phail provided afternoon tea. At the meeting of the Session of the Presbyterian Church held at the Manse yesterday, Mr Mc Donald was presented with two volumes of Dr Millar's Devotional I Works from members of the Session. Rev. J. W. Hayward made the presentation, and all the members spoke in praise of Mr McDonald's work. In addition to these the congregation at Wainui made a presentation of a beautiful Copping Bible suitably inscribed, and the Sunday School presented a portmanteau. All these presentations testify to the great regard in which Mr and Mrs McDonald are held, and their departure from the district will leave a gap which it will be hard to fill. They will be followed to Ashburton by the good wishes of a large circle of friends throughout this district.
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VALEDICTORY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3542, 5 May 1916