WIADCA delivers the Goods to Steels Orchestra and Masqueraders Fraternity
New York, USA - “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire - Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” Ooops! Got caught up with the moment. Well, what do you expect with the city blanketed with snow from the weekend storm and seasonal lights and decorations everywhere. In the spirit of the season, indeed, one would have expected the annual West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA) award ceremony to be a festive occasion. On the contrary, it was quite subdued.
Everyone knows how that famous Christmas song goes - “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch!” And for a moment it looked like Mr. Grinch was about to get his release from centuries of “bad talk.” A permanent replacement seemed eminent for that mean old grouch. But with a mere four days to spare before Christmas, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association held its award ceremony at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall and avoided Christmas purgatory.
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