The Festival of the spoken word was held at Second Saintfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday, 13th October 2018 at 10.30am.
Opening remarks were by Lesley Dowds, art sub committee Chairman. It was an excellent festival with many varied entries by the different WI members.
The Adjudicator Arthur Webb, M.A., B Ed., L.R.A.M., said the entries were so enjoyable and well presented. He gave advice on presentation and delivery.
Presentation of awards was by Collette Craig, Federation Chairman.
Vote of thanks was given by May Small, art sub committee member.
Closing remarks were by Lesley Dodds, art sub committee chairman
The afternoon concluded with the singing of A Country Women’s Song.
Saintfield Women’s Institute members supplied morning coffee and scones, also a very delicious soup and sandwich lunch.
2018 Trophy Winners:
Class 1 – Magherafelt Trophy. Nancy Orr, Armoy WI
Class 2 – Armoy Trophy. Lorraine Girran, Downpatrick WI
Class 3 – Lambeg Trophy. Nancy Orr, Armoy WI
Class 4 – Phillipine McCoy Trophy. Joan Ward, Crumlin WI
Class 5 – Aileen Chapman Trophy. Jane Kilpatrick, Downpatrick WI
Class 6 – Downpatrick Trophy. Lyn Campbell, Moneyrea WI
Jane Kilpatrick - Lorraine Girvan - Joan Ward - Lyn Campbell
Lesley Dowds - Arthur Webb M.A., B Ed., L.R.A.M.- Collette Craig, Federation Chairman - Nancy Orr