Etc. -- Mr. & Mrs. G. D. Bannister's 25th wedding anniversary
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A lightly edited page 1 article in the 26 Apr 1900 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Silver Wedding

On Friday evening last, a very enjoyable event took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Bannister, "Stonecroft Farm," Townsend, it being the 25th anniversary of their marriage.

About five o'clock a large concourse of friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. Bannister, where they passed the time with pleasant chat and music until eight o'clock, when they all repaired to the supper room and partook of the well prepared supper.

The room was decorated with the national colors, the effect being carried out with draperies and flags, in keeping with the patriotic feeling of the day.

The tables were decorated with carnations, roses and vines, and the effect was very pleasing in the lamp light.

After supper a short program of speeches, music and readings was given.

Speeches were called for from Messrs. 
E. B. Freeman, N. W. Pursel, N. Gordon, 
O. McAllister, C. O. Boughner and 
C. H. McAllister.

Music was furnished by Mrs. T. R. Clark and Mrs. C. H. Westbrook.

Reading were given by Miss Ethel Bannister and Miss Vera Bannister, the latter giving a short account of the wreck of the steamer Scotsman, written by Miss Ida Smith of Aldershot, who was one of the passengers, which was very entertaining.

The program closed with a short speech from Rev. T. R. Clark, and the singing of "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," after which all departed for their homes, reporting a very pleasant time.

Mr. and Mrs. Bannister were the recipients of a large number of elegant presents which we all hope they may live long to enjoy. -- Com.


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