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W.D.F.F. Unity Day

Representatives of branches of the Women's Division of Federated Farmers throughout the province competed against each other in the first "Unity Day" held by the division in Nelson. Competitions arranged were for a christening layout (comprising a gown, cake, and floral arrangements and christening mug), a mime, tableau, choir singing, hootenanny and verse speaking. The Old Folks' Hall was jammed by a huge crowd, and it was very apparent that a much bigger hall will be needed for next year.

Eighteen branches entered the table competition, which was won by Richmond branch (Rita Harden and Hilda Clemens), at left. Setting up the Tapawera table, and trying it for effect were Joan Hancock and Margaret Faulkner. Judging the tables (below). Mrs Doris Wastney had an unenviable task. The climax to the Murchison Division's mime on "the wedding photograph" - an old chestnut but always good for a chuckle (above).



French Pass, represented by Joy Hope, Phyllis Aston, Judy Shea and Diane Connolly, was third equal.


Tapawera-Tadmor branch mimed "Get Me to the Church on Time."


The other branch to take the third equal place was Mapua-Mahana (Valerie Cheeseman).


Judy Shea and Joy Hope preparing the French Pass entry.


Second place for the table display was Stoke (Elsie Wilkinson).