Friday, 6 September 2013

Miss C.W.A. at Wakool

Found this little snippet in Trove - mentions my mother Jean

Miss C.W.A. at Wakool

Miss Jean Hollins was declared the winner of the Wakool Miss C. W. A. at the annual green and gold ball at Wakool. As a result of the competition-the C.W.A. Rest Room, at Wakool is now debt free.

After the declaration of the result of the competition the winner was decorated with a blue and gold sash by Mrs J. A Lawson, M.B.E.

The Hall was decorated with green and gold streamers. Bouquets were presented to the three competitors in the competition, to official visitors, and presidents and secretaries of each girl's committee.

Among visitors presented was the Group President, Mrs Robinson, from Macorna who announced the result of the competition as follows:— Miss Burraboi-Rangemore (Miss Jean Hollins) £223 Miss Wakool (Miss Joan Lane) £208 Miss Tulla (Miss Leonora McClay)  £130

The winner wore a full skirted frock of green net, the halter necked bodice embroidered in gold sequins in a leaf design.

Other two competitors wore white frocks and all were presented with crystal gifts as mementos.

Flower girls who assisted in the presentation were Dawn Golding and Laurel Jones. Both wore gold and green.  

Door takings at the ball totalled about £81.

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