Holestone YFC ends 75th year with a bang

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MEMORIAL CUP: Laura Robson, James Robson and Craig Robson presenting their grandfather Memorial Cup to Lowry McCollum.


an extremely busy year celebrating its 75th ann-iversary.

COLLECTION: Laura Patterson, winner of the Group Debating, Demonstration Presentation, Most Points and Best Member Over 18 awards.

To round off Holestone’s celebrations, the annual parents and friends evening was held in Parkgate Church Hall. The evening consisted of a club sketch, “No School Like Old School”, Lylestone Choir, which again performed with neighbouring club Lylehill, One Act Drama “False Pretences”, and prize giving. Holestone’s guest speaker was Michael Reid, CEO of the YFCU, and thanks must go to him for giving of his time.

Donations on the night were in aid of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance.

The prize distribution saw a new cup being donated, for Ulster Young Farmer of the Year, by the Robson family in memory of their grandfather George Robson.

Congratulations also must go to Jack Patterson, who was placed third in the Northern Ireland Silage Assessment finals, and Zara Stirling, who was placed fourth overall in the Northern Ireland Finals for under 18 Beef Stock Judging. Also congratulations to Laura Patterson, who was placed third in the Northern Ireland finals for Demonstration Presentation.

Thanks must go to all who supported the club at this event. Holestone’s Sports night took place on May 11 at Ballyclare Rugby Club and its annual barbecue will be held on July 7 at the same venue as last year. More details to follow on these events.

WELL DONE: Ashley McConnell, winner of the Over 18 Beef Award.

For more information on Holestone YFC contact club secretary Laura Patterson on 075 9022 7380 or Club Leader James Robson on 075 1892 7240.


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