History – Paying it Off

Newspaper Clipping from the Manning River Times and Advocate dated 31 July 1926



At the recent general meeting of subscribers, the treasurer’s balance sheet showed that our hall is worth over £900. It is just two years since the first proposal to build the hall and already £430 has been paid off.

The following gentlemen were elected as committee for the ensuing 12 months. Messrs W McLaughlin, Jas. McLaughlin, W Atkins, V Atkins, A J Ritchie, Colin Schubert, A J Minett, H Cicolini and W Fennings.

At a subsequent meeting of the committee Mr W McLaughlin was re-elected president. Mr H Cicolini vice-president, Mr Jas. McLaughlin, secretary and Mr W Fennings, treasurer.

A plain and fancy dress masquerade ball is to be held during August to augment the funds of the institution. Sports will also be held in the afternoon and a juvenile ball on the Saturday night. Prizes will be given for best fancy costumes for lady and gentlemen. Messrs W Atkins, J Hanington, A J Ritchie and W Fennings each donated a special prize for best costume, boy and girl comic costume, waltzing competition and jazz competition.