Last curtain call for Wexford Tops club
Wexford Variety Group held a farewell party in the Sailing Cot to wind up the committee and mark the retirement of leaders Jimmy and Patricia Kelly.
Previously known as Wexford Tops of the Town Group, Wexford Youth Group and Coolcotts Variety Group, it was recently disbanded after 40 years in operation.
Jimmy and Patricia who had run the group for many years, decided they had done all they could to develop the group and felt a new generation was coming along with different activities and ideas.
The couple were involved in the Tops of the Town competition for the past 40 years, providing talented many young Wexford people with a chance to shine on stage, so it was with a heavy heart that they called it a day.
Earlier this year the costumes, props and accessories used by the group, were sold off to other organisations.
A farewell party cum reunion was held recently in the Sailing Cot at which Jimmy and Patricia were the guests of honour.
Music was provided by Little Stevie and the Mystery Train with special guest performances by past members of the Variety Group including George Lawlor, , Sharon Clancy and Barry O' Neill.
The group also took the opportunity to present cheques for €500 to the Paediatric Diabetic Unit at St. Gabriel's Ward in Wexford General Hospital, the Rainbow Unit at Scoil Mhuire Coolcotts and Little Acorns Autism Unit in the C.B.S. Primary School Wexford.