The Ballarat Star Saturday 6 July 1918 Page 3 LINTON
SALE OF GIFTS
Owing to the wet weather and the inability of Cr Rowe (president of the shire) to attend the official planting of the Honor Avenue was postponed for a week from last Saturday.
The sale of gifts in aid of the Red Cross Society and the State Schools' Patriotic Fund was, however, proceeded with, and was very successful. All kinds of gifts, chiefly dairy and farm produce, were received, and everything was sold at a good price. Mr J H Morgan acted as auctioneer at the close. Variety was added to the occasion by the sale of a humorous poem celebrating the building of the Honor Avenue, copies of which sold like hot cakes, and a second edition will have to be printed. Much interest, also, was created by a Limerick competition for a safety razor, which was won by Miss Stella Todd, who supplied the best concluding line, though some others were almost equally good.
During the early part of the evening the following short programme was given – Overture, "Battle of the nations," Miss Eva Bell (who also acted as accompanist); song, "God send you back to me," Miss Stella Todd; song, "Anzacs everyone," Lance Chegwin; recitation, "Our wounded," five girls; song and chorus, "God bless Daddy at the war," Miss Joyce Commons and girls; recitation, "The call," Miss Lucy Johnston; song, "What will you take for me, Papa?" Miss Doris Whitehand; recitation, Frank Nicholls.
Dr Donaldson acted as chairman, and opened the programme with a stirring address. The ladies ran a refreshment booth, which was well patronized. Mrs S Ball was in charge of the arrangements, and Mr E Chegwin carried out the secretarial duties. They were assisted by numerous willing helpers. The proceeds should amount to over £40.