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FIRST CHURCH REUNION.

I A social reunion in connection with the First Church was held in the Garrison Hall last evening, and was attended by fully 500 persons. The object of the reunion, as stated by the pastor (Rev. J. Gibb), was to fittingly terminate the bazaar which had lately been held in connection with the church, and to allow the members of that church to fraternise and spend a pleasant evening in the company of acquaintances and friends. At one end of the hall two refreshment tables were placed, under the supervision of the lady members of the church. Scattered over the body of the hall was a miscellaneous collection of photographs, antiquated • looking books and periodicals, and numerous other objects of interest. The main hall was decorated with evergreens and gaily • colored miniature lamps. The "art" gallery was a continual source of amusement, and though lovers of "fine art" were doubtless shocked at the woe - begone appearance of some of the exhibits roars of laughter coming from the room proclaimed that the efforts of the originators and " artists " had not proved resultless. Many proceeded to the gallery to view and criticise the works of some ot the "masters"; but when on arriving they noticed, for instance, a disreputable: looking boot as an'illustration of' Past Healing,' a card bearing the query ' Why don't the men propose?' as a representation of a social problem, and a couple of irritablelooking molars instead of a pathetic picture, entitled ' The Weary Grinders' (drawn from life), not a few looked too disappointed to laugh. Certainly the picture-gallery was a decided success. An orchestra, under the conduotorship of Mr Robertshaw, contributed several selections in their usual enjoyable manner; and during the evening vocal items were contributed by Miss Mollison, I Mrs Stevenson, Mr Littlejohn, and the First Church choir. Mr J. Timson (church organist) acted as conductor and accompanist.

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FIRST CHURCH REUNION., Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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FIRST CHURCH REUNION. Issue 7914, 23 May 1889

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