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District News.

ISLA BANK. A very pretty wedding took place on 26th December, the contracting Parties being Miss- Martha Brown, second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Brown, of Ayr Creek, Isla Bank, and Mr Robert Caulwell Blue, of Waianiwa. The bride was given away by her father. Her bridesmaid was her sister, Mias M. Brown, and her maid of honour Miss Anderson, of Dunedin. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr J. Blue. The Rev. Burrows, of AVallacetown, officiated. The bride looked very handsome in a cream silk dress trimmed with lace and chiffon roses and a lovely embroidered veil, with the usual wreath of orange blossoms. Her sister was also dressed in cream silk, trimmed with chiffon, and looked very pretty. They both carried shower bouquets of white roses and white carnations. After the 'cake was handed round, the company sat down to a sumptuous breakfast in the barn, which was beautifully decorated. The customary toasts having been honoured, next event was the departure of the happy pair. The bride’s travelling dress was a navy-blue tailormade costume, with white silk front, a very stylish hat and a feather boa. Mr and Mrs Blue were liberally pelted with rose leaves, on going away. The gifts were numerous and valuables. The guests numbered about fifty. KEXXIXGTOX. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with the public school took place on the 21st ult., in the hall, when a number of parents and friends assembled to witness the function. Mr Fowler, the chairman, gave some interesting statistics' retrac'd in,g the school and its working, mentioning among other facts that this year thirty attendance certificates and prizes were awarded —twentyfour first and six second. This is certainly a very creditable result, representing one-third of the scholars as prize-winners for attendance, One of those was specially singled out by committee for recognition, Maida McEennan, wh», during her nine years of school life, has not lost a single half-day. The chairman, on behalf of the committee, presented her with a suitably inscribed salver modal. Two other scholars hold records for six years’ unbroken attendance —Henry and Dorman Dawson. It was intimated that during the coming year the element of punctuality would enter into the competition for prizes. Two excellent addresses were delivered by Messrs J. E. Watson and John Stead, and the scholars enlivened the proceedings with suitable songs. The annual picnic, held a week later, on the 28th ult., was joined by the schools of the district, Colac Bay being chosen as the rendezvous. The weather was rather unsatisfactory, but young and old made the best of it, and the former, at any rate, thoroughly enjoyed themselves'. The annual Sunday school picnic was held on Xew Year’s Day in a paddock kihdly lent by Mr Fowler, and certainly no more suitable spot could possibly be chosen for an outing. The Superintendent (Mr Colewill) is ever indefatigable in his efforts for the children, and his cheery, hearty manner wins their esteem and affection. This picnic, like its predecessors, was ait unqualified success. The local creamery is having a record season, and the supply i's still growing.- This is satisfactory, not

only to the manager (Mr Gilfeckler), hut also to the suppliers.

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District News., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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District News. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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