MURRUNDINDI AND WOODBURN SCHOOLS PICNIC (FROM OUR OWN COBRESPONDENT) The annual picnic in connection with the Murrindindi and Woodburn schools was held on Thursday, 9th inst., in Mr. R. Turnbull's paddock, near the Murrindindi Creamery. The previous day being exceedingly wet, grave doubts were entertained whether the gathering could be held on the date fixed, and a hastily convened meeting of the committee was held during the afternoon to consider the advisableness of postponing the event until a future date. The majority, however, were of opinion that the weather would clear up sufficiently to allow the picnic being held on the following day. The wisdom of-this decision was manifest on the next morning, for the day, although threaten ing, remained fine throughout, and the cool air gave an added zest to out-door games. The spot chosen was an ideal picnic ground- as situated in close proximity to excellent water in for making tea, &c.; having a good extent of level ground for running, cricket, and other games; containing numerous clumps of young wattles that supplied either shade or shelter; besides being easy of access and most central for both schools; it afforded: every natural advantage requisite for holding m a picnic, and it is more than probable that it will be selected as the site of all future similar festive meetings. The day's proceed ings commeced at 10 o'clock, when most of the scholars with their parents assembled, and, from this hour until after five in the evening, the day was entirely given up to enjoyment. Games of all kinds were indulged in-rounders, cricket, and twos and.threes being apparently the favorites. Cheerful faces and ringing laughter showed that the little ones were happy in their play, a and a number of the "older ones" found a pleasure in joining them in their sport, and thus increasing their happiness. A long and varied programme of races was got through without a hitch, and every scholar in atten dance at either of the schools received at least one prize, while several gifts were also a awarded to those who had already left school. A number of visitors from Yea and the surrounding district were present during the day, and doubtless many more would have visited the ground had the weather if been more promising. Luncheon at mid day, and tea during the afternoon, were prepared for all-comers, and the sharp air being conducive to excellent appetite, ample justice was done to the good things provided. The catering was entrusted to Mr. M. Devlin, of Yea, who fulfilled his contract to the satisfaction of the committee and with credit to himself. The following ladies and gentlemen worked hard to make the affair a success, sparing neither time nor trouble both before and on the day of the picnic in the attainment of this object:-Mesdames McLure, Airey, Egan, Franklin, W. Antony, Gemmell, Cummins, Pulford; Messrs. Pulford, J. McLure, F. McLure, P. McLure, J. Gemmell, R. Gemmell, J. Egan, and the head teacher of the schools, Mr. J. Clark. The followingis a list of the prize.winners in the different races: Boys' Race, 5 to 6 years.-James Dunn, 1; Walter Franklin 2. Boys' Racz, 7 to 9 years.-Herbert Pul ford, 1; James Airey, 2. BoYs' RACg,'10 to 11 year.--Michael Egan, 1; John M'Lure, 2; Thomas Airey, 3. BoyS'.RACE, lo0 to II years.-John Dunn. I ; Frank Pulford, 2; Fred. Fallard, 3; th Richard Nash, 4. 4 BYs'o; RAce, 12 to 15 years.-Charles At Franklin, ; Farquhar M'Lure, 2; Charles up tulford, 3; Hugh Nolan, 4.' l us G zars' RACE, 10 to 11 years.-May six Gemmell, 1; Edith Gemmell, 2 : Rose Pal ith ford, 3. SGiaRL' RACE, 12 to 15 yars.-Muary Pul. ford, I; Margaret Airey, 2; Mary Devlin; 5. 3; Isabel Gemmell, 4, SPECIAL RacEs. O HURDLE RACE FOR BoYs.-Charlea Pal. ford, 1; Thomas Airey, 2. DBOYS OVER 10.-,1. Egan, 1; C. Pulford, fors UDE£R 10.-J. M'Lure, 1; F. Pul. 6 ford, 2. oi A iR. J. C. SMrrI'S"PECIL(RoYSHURDLE s RACE).-Charles Pulford, ; Frank Pulford, 3 2. '7 OLnS9o .Lans' RACE (Bnys).-.JamesEgan, 8 1. Boys under 10.-Clarence Potter, 1. VauLTmIN WITu POLE.--Thomas Airey, 1 ; Michael Egan, 2. SHiou JunP (Special prizes presented by - Mr. P. M'Lure).-lMichael Egan, 1; Thomas 1I, Airey, 2. at GIRts' SKIPPING RaCE (Special prizes presented by Mr. J. M'Lare).-Edith Gem. ed mell, 1 ; Margaret Airey, 2. he OiDScaorars' RAcE(Girls).-EllenAirey, a . Girls under 10.--Rebecca Potter; 1. Girls over 10.-Mary Palford 1; Margaret. n- Airey, 2. Girls under 10.-May Franklin, in 1; Mlay Devlin, 2. he MARRIED MEN'S RACL.-F. M'Lare, 1. .1f cr vo 'sac se er_ P. Dunn, C" CAaTcsI GREASY Plu (Presented by ?Mr. Airey).-AM. Devlin, i.