Celebrating Te Poi years
Last week, the Matamata Historical Society marked Te Poi Hall’s 90th birthday at their annual Celebrating Country Halls meeting.
The event began with the society’s monthly meeting, which had been held at the hall many times over the years.
Te Poi Centenary Committee member Mary Cobham introduced a number of guest speakers, including Te Poi Hall Committee chairman David Wearne. People were asked about the Te Poi district’s history and the hall, which was built in 1922.
After a cake cutting the Grey Warblers singing group entertained the crowd and a few joined in some old-time dancing.
There was also a chance to see the book 100 years in Te Poi, which is a collection of stories from Te Poi people.
If you are interested in buying a copy, please contact Te Poi Centenary Committee chairman Richard Grayling on 888 2667.
Grateful: Te Poi Centenary Committee chairman Richard Grayling thanks Joan Stanley and Gaye Belton for their contribution to the book 100 years in Te Poi. Milestone: Chris McNeil and Te Poi Hall Committee chairman David Wearne cut a cake to mark the hall’s 90th year.
Entertaining: Colin Kemplen and the Grey Warblers performed some old-time hits.
Waltzing: There was an opportunity to take a turn on the dance floor at the Te Poi Hall celebration.