A Sixties Night was the theme for this year’s ICA Wicklow Federation Guild of the Year Competition held at the Woodenbridge Hotel, Avoca on 26th November.
Fittingly, the Competition had six categories:
- Written Piece on Memories of the 1960’s
- Sixties Themed Cake
- Tie Dye T-Shirt
- Sixties Flower Power Crochet Hat
- 1960’s Display Table
Guild members were also asked to come in 1960’s inspired fashion, with a prize for best outfit. A 1960’s Catwalk for fashion saw a very Happy Hippy Peacenik outfit emerge as Winner.
Ten Guilds took part in the Competition. They were Hollywood, Ashford, Ballycoog, Moneystown, Avoca, Wicklow Town, Bray, Delgany, Newtown and Tinahely.
There was stiff competition as the Sixties proved a huge source of inspiration. Entertainment included monologues on Love and Romance in the 1960’s, Reflections on Life in Nurses Residence, to Teams Dancing the Hucklebuck, Homages to the Beatles and the Speeches of JFK and MLK. Display tables included everyday household items and schoolbooks of the 1960’s as well as cultural icons of the time such as the Beatles, Jackie Kennedy and Pope Paul VI.
Individual Category Winners were:
Written Piece: Hollywood
Sixties Themed Cake: Joint Winners Wicklow Town and Delgany
Tie Dye T Shirt: Newtownmountkennedy
Crochet Flower Power Hat: Wicklow Town
1960’s Display Table: Delgany
Overall Winners of Guild of the Year were 1st Delgany , 2nd Wicklow Town and 3rd Tinahely. Delgany retained their title having won the Previous years competition.