Festive season with Holestone members

Hannah McCartney, Christina McConnell, Kieran Travers and James Robson enjoying the panto Aladdin
Hannah McCartney, Christina McConnell, Kieran Travers and James Robson enjoying the panto Aladdin

On the second Tuesday of December saw 25 members of Holestone YFC headed to the Grand Opera House in Belfast to see Aladdin.

All members thoroughly enjoyed an evening of May McFeteridge entertainment. The night was finished with some of the members heading to Subway for some food.

Tom Bowden, Adam Elliot, Scott and Jack Finlay ready for food at the annual Christmas dinner.

Tom Bowden, Adam Elliot, Scott and Jack Finlay ready for food at the annual Christmas dinner.

The Friday evening of that week, which was the 12th of December, was Holestone’s annual Christmas dinner once again being held in 
the Rosspark Hotel, Ballymena.

Members enjoyed delicious food, with many thanks going to The Rosspark Hotel staff for the meal provided.

Those in attendance got into the party spirit with some party games with prizes being won.

On Monday 15th December five members, Melanie McClean, Rebekah Duff, Laura Patterson, Ashley McConnell and Clara McConnell attended the young farmers’ social media seminar.

Christine Craig, Asda, presenting members of Holeston YFC with a �50 cheque from the green token scheme

Christine Craig, Asda, presenting members of Holeston YFC with a �50 cheque from the green token scheme

The evening saw members explore social media and how to use it to its best advantage.

The evening was interesting and members learnt lots of new ways to use social media and helpful tips.

The following night saw Holestone hold their annual kids Christmas party.

Laura Robson and Jill Anderson undertook the organisation and control of the kids party and what a good job they did.

The evening saw kids from all around the community gather together for some fun and games.

Later in the evening Santa Claus visited and brought some gifts for the children in attendance.

Thanks to everyone who came along to this event. Also on this evening Christine Craig from Asda, Ballyclare came along and presented Holestone members with a cheque of £50 from the green tokens.

Thanks to everyone who supported Holestone by giving green tokens in Asda.

On Sunday, 21st Holestone members entertained members of the local community with their annual carol service.

Members sang Christmas carols and songs with a few members even doing solos and duets.

The carol service was followed by mince pies and tea.

Many thanks must go to Gillian Wallace for playing the piano on the evening and keeping everyone right during practices and on the evening.

The Monday before Christmas saw many over 18 members attend the annual St Trinian’s where a great night was had by all.

Holestone hopes members, friends, family and supporters of the club all have had a very merry Christmas and have a happy new year.

If you are interested in joining Holestone YFC or want more information please do not hesitate to contact any member or club leader Gareth Cummings on 07731440965 or club secretary Daniel McAuley on 07845737410.

Or alternatively find the club on Facebook ‘Holestone Young Farmers’, twitter ‘@HolestoneYFC’ or send an email to holestoneyoungfarmers_coantrim@hotmail.com.