Busy programme for Kilrea YFC

David Linton, Charlotte Linton, Ellen Alexander and Jill Haliday at Burberries.
David Linton, Charlotte Linton, Ellen Alexander and Jill Haliday at Burberries.

Recent months have seen Kilrea Young Farmers club members take part in the Choir Festival organised by YFCU and held at Greenmount Agricultural College.

The club wish to thank Caroline Patterson for training the choir and to pianist Olivia Gordon for her contribution.

Before Christmas members held their Annual Carol Service in Swatragh Presbyterian Church where families and friends enjoyed a series of carols and readings followed by tea and lovely mince pies and shortbread.

Proceeds from the collection at the service will be added to the funds being raised for some members heading to Zomba this summer.

Kilrea members also took part in the YFCU Know your Neighbour event by each brining along a child’s gift to a club meeting.

The gifts were then distributed to children within Northern Ireland during the Christmas period. Thanks to all who took part.

Meanwhile the next club meeting saw members in convoy for their Roving Supper. There were Christmas jumpers galore for the event and cars loads pulling up and filling homes and kitchens where Mrs Linton, Alexander, Halliday and Thompson provided lovely dishes for everyone.

Thanks to all these ladies for all their hard work before and after!

To finish off their Christmas season the club held their annual disco in Burberries on Boxing Night and once again an enjoyable evening was had with thanks to other clubs and all who supported this.

Prior to all these festivities the club held their Home Management Competition – congratulations and good luck to the following being placed and through to the next stage:

Senior Section: Lucinda Thompson, Kerrie Thompson, Lorraine Gordon and Emma Linton; Junior Section: Amy Thompson, Sam Graham, Timmy Davidson and Adam Alexander.

Thanks to Karen McIlroy and Claire Wallace for judging on the evening.

In the Ulster Young Farmer competition Amy Thompson, David Linton, Mark Anderson, James Thompson, Adam Alexander and Ellen Alexander were placed in the junior section and Michael Stewart, Robert Sloan, Lauren McIlroy were placed in the seniors

Some members attended the Road Safety event organised by YFCU and Danske Bank and the Kilrea Club also as part of their club meeting held a Farm Safety event and on both occasions much useful information was taken on board. Thanks to Tom McBride for coming along to speak to us at the meeting.

Club members are reminded of the YFCU Smartie Tube challenge as part of the YFCU 90th anniversary. If you have not already received your Smartie tube – speak to club officials. Also the club will be taking part in Arts Festival competition - keep in touch with your club leader Adam and club secretary Kerrie. Happy New Year to all – from Kilrea YFC.