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The ladies of Otatara and New River Ferry districts gave a ball in Mr Marshall's barn on Wednesday evening, 24-th July. The fair promoters worked with a right g'ood will, and thanks to their skill and taste the interior of the building was at once brilliant and cosy. Mr Hiseads brought out a ’busload of 31 passengers from Invercargill, and local residents turned out well, between 6* l aiid 70 couples being present. The arrangements were of the best, and reflected the utmost credit on the ladies in charge, who spared no pains to ensure the comfort of their guests. Splendid music was discoursed by Messrs Pasco and Davy, from Invercargill, and Messrs Ivingsland and Son catered for the supper, which means that everything was iirst-class. Dancing began at 8 n.m. and lasted till 4 a-.m. on Thursday—the necessary intervals being pleasantly filled with songs by Mrs A. Middleton and Messrs More and Prentice, a finely danced hornpipe by Mr F. Cummings, and the shantreus by Mr R. Marshall. The ladies had charge of the floor until after midnight, and it was not their fault if any failed to enjoy themselves. On the motion of Mr Geo. Harker, Mr and Mrs Marshall were thanked for their kindness in giving the use of their barn for the occasion, and cheers were given for the ladies who had so ably carried the gathering to a successful conclusion. It is only fair to add that the joint secretaries (Mrs R. Marshall and Mrs A. Gordon) worked like Trojans, and have their reward in the great success achieved.

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OTATARA AND NEW RIVER FERRY., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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OTATARA AND NEW RIVER FERRY. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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