Costume competition change
12:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
VICTORIAN night in Newcastle Emlyn could see a change to its annual costume competition.
Cllr Odette Little told fellow town councillors at Thursday’s meeting that the best dressed child and adult competitions may be scrapped from the evening.
In it’s place it was hoped that Cawdor Hall could be opened on the night for an art exhibition and competition for local school children, to be judged by the mayor.
Cllr Little added that fewer children were now dressing up for the event, but she thought adults would still dress up even if there wasn’t a competition.
Cllr Alan Jones raised concerns about stopping this part of the event which draws people together at the end of the evening.
He said: “Basically you are scrapping the post Victorian Night get together? Without the competition perhaps less and less people will dress up.
“To do away with the competition altogether you may risk doing away with the whole theme.”
Councillors suggested holding a ‘best dressed person’ competition instead of the separate age categories.
A donation of £200 towards the event was approved by town councillors later in the meeting.
Cllr Peter Lewis said: “It’s a good night for the town.”