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Fr. Goldrick's Picnic

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The Labor day pioaic given und6r the anspices of tbe metnbers of St. Patrick's ohurcb, Northfield, at Andrew Mead's grove on Monday was attended by about 800 people. The grove whiob is located near Northfield station on the Ann Arbor railroad made an ideal picnic gronnd and is also quite handy of access. Tne two trains at 8 :43 and 11 o'clock a. rn. took out quite a nurnber of people from Ann Arbor to enjoy the day and its surroundings. An elabórate dinuer was served at noon and was heartily enjoyed. A program of songs and speeohes had been prepared for the afternoon, Bnt those wbo were to have taken part in it had accepted some of Rev. L. P. Goldrick's "Private Brand" cigars at the time they promised to attend and were laid up for repairs. In their absence Miss Julia Bal], of Hamburg, sang a fine soprano solo and Fr. Comrnerford and Martin fiyan made excellent speeches. Fr. Goldrick also sang a couple of good songs. Henry Conlin, who has been dubbed the "Bill Nye of Washtenaw, " acted as toastruaster in a most acceptable manner and kept the audience alive with his humorous remarks. After the program was concluded the pig donated by Fr. Qoldrick was drawn for. During the drawing of the ohances the porker was tied to one of the trees and watched the proceeding like a gold bug studying prosperity. During the afternoon the young people indulged in dancing, except at such times as Pat Mclntyre, wbo was a contractor in flddling when log houses were in style; played the violin and Will Walsh and Pat O'Neal.both gracefnl as katy-dids and qnick as lightning bugs, danced jigs. The proceeds were abont $300, and the picnic may be considered as one more added to Fatber Goldrick's long list of successful entertainrueuts.


Ann Arbor Argus
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