TV most enjoyable picnic was held in a paddock kindly lent by Mr Win. Sutton, jnr. ’ The attendance was large, some visitors coming long distances. At noon all enjoyed a sumptuous repast provided by the ladies. Races and games followed, and were kept going with great vigour till about sundown. The prizes were exceptionally good. Mr George McLeod enlivened the proceedings with a number of stirring selections on his bagpipes. The various events were keenly contested, some of the finishes being remarkably dose. The mile bike race was done in quick time, considering the “bumpy” nature of the grass track. The naildriving competition for the ladies brought out a large field, _ most of whom showed great proficiency in wedding the hammer. There were two thread-and-needle races, one in which the ladies had to thread the needle, and another in which that duty fell to the gentlemen. Sonic of the' onlookers declared that the gentlemen threaded the needles in as quick time as the ladies,, but as most of them were bachelors they have no doubt had a certain amount of practice. Following is a list of the prize-winners : Three-legged race (boys) H. McMcLcod and H, Pearce, A. McLeod and R. Pearce. Thread-and-needle race —J. Mclntosh and W. Sutton, Tna McDonald and I). McDonald. Girls’ Race (under 14 _ years) — L. Helm, May Born?, K. Quin. Boys’ race (under 14 years')— Jas. McKay, H. Pearce, R. Pearce. Small boys’ race —H. Helm, W. Sanderson, S. Coster. Small Girls’ race—L. Mcßae, A. Pearce, M. Mcßae. Tilting on Bicycles —Chas. McKay , D. McDonald, E. Vincent. High Leap—D. McDonald, H. McLeod, Alex. McDonald. Egg-and-spoon race (ladies) Ena McDonald, M. McDonald, R. Bartlett. Egg-and-spoon race (gentlemen) —D. Scott, R. McGillivray, W. Horton. Boys’ wrestling—H. McLeod, W. Brown. Nall-driving —L. Bartlett, Mrs H. McLeod and Evans lied. Ladies’ race (short dresses 1 ) Ena McDonald, Jessie Mclntosh, Annie Helm. Ladies’ race (long dresses)—V. Hislop, M. McDonald, J. HelmYoung Married Ladies’ Race—Mrs A. McLeod, Mrs W. McDonald, Mrs Evans. Old Married Ladies’ Race— Mrs Sutton. Mrs Helm, Mrs A. McDonald Young Married Men’s Race— W. Young, H. McLeod, W. Horton. Old Married Men’s Race—Alex. McDonald, T. Brown, J. Sanderson. Thread-and-needle Race —D. .Sutton and D. Scott, L. Bartlett and S. Helm. In the evening an enjoyable dance was held. Mr Alex. McDonald, jnr.. chairman of the picnic society, thanked all present for their attendance, and also those who had contributed towards the success of the picnic and dance.
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Glencoe Picnic., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907
Glencoe Picnic. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 47, 19 January 1907
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