Newspaper Article 1976 – Waikoko fund now $8600

Waikoko fund now $8600

The Waikoko House rebuilding fund has now reached $8600.

The latest donations were received from Mrs Elizabeth Nelson $200, Mr and Mrs J.M. Chambers $500 and Mr T. J. Fourneau $100.

The A and P Society’s Waikoko building committee has plans for several fundraising ventures.

Next week the society will send out a circular to all members asking for a donation and advertisements will be placed in newspapers asking the public to give donations.

The committee is also planning a fundraising promotion at the “Come Alive” promotion which will be held at the Showgrounds next month.

Novelty souvenirs of Waikoko House will be sold at the annual show for $1 to $1.50. They will be hand-made nails used in the building of Waikoko House and extracted from the ashes by the secretary, Mr K. Moody, and his family. So far 1200 nails have been found.

The Society has also decided to hold a raffle at the show. First prize will be a deep freeze and a frozen bullock and it will be drawn on the final day of the show.

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Waikoko House burnt down 2 August 1976


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