Holestone Young Farmers conclude a busy 75th year

HOLESTONE CHEQUES RI Farm
CHEQUE: Holestone YFC members present a cheque for £13,000 to Air Ambulance NI.

HOLESTONE Young Farmers’ Club has had an extremely busy year celebrating its 75th anniversary.

To round off the busy 75th year the club held the annual parents and friends evening in First Donegore Presbyterian Church. The evening consisted of a club sketch, “Idiots Abroad”, a performance from the Holestone Choir, the club scandal “The Scandalous Handlings at Holestone Awards” and the club’s Arts Festival Performance “Too Many Birthdays”.

THANKS: Pictured making the cheque presentation to Air Ambulance are, from left, James Robson, Steve Hamilton, Laura Patterson, Heather Patterson, Grace Williams from Air Ambulance NI and Michael Scott.

Compere for the evening was Wallace

Gregg, keeping the atmosphere alive bet-ween the performances on the night. Wallace was a great asset to a very entertaining evening. The club would like to extend their thanks to him for doing a wonderful job.

Holestone was also delighted to welcome Grace Williams from Air Ambulance Northern Ireland as its guest speaker to receive a cheque of £13,000 that the club (past, present members and wider community) raised throughout the past year with a variety of different events. What a fantastic amount!

Thanks go to Grace for giving up her time to come along on the night and to everyone that took part in the fundraising events to help the club achieve this tremendous amount for such a worthwhile and much needed public service.

Congratulations must go to James Robson, who was second in the Most Efficient Club Leader in County Antrim competition, Laura Patterson who was second in the Most Efficient Club Secretary in County Antrim.

Lastly, congratulations to the whole club for being the second Most Efficient Club in County Antrim. These are great achievements for Holestone, especially while celebrating its 75th anniversary.

A big thank you must go to all the coaches and judges of various competitions throughout the year and all the club members and their families, for without your continuous support throughout the year the club would not be in the strong position that it is today.

ANNIVERSARY: Pictured from left are

Holestone’s annual barbecue will be held on July 6 at 70 Templepatrick Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9AL. More details can be found on the club Facebook page – Holestone Young Farmers or contact the club secretary Aimee McKillen on 07773 053986 or the club leader Stephen Hamilton on 07858 351186.

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