SINCE commencing their winter programme in September Finvoy YFC members have been busy attending various competitions within the YFCU.
On 3rd October members displayed their creative talents at the floral art competition. Congratulations to Chelsea Gordon who was placed second in the 14-16 age category.
Members travelled to the annual Co Antrim dinner dance on 12th October in the Tullyglass Hotel. The array of silverware awarded to the club including most efficient club in Co Antrim is evidence of what has been another successful year for Finvoy. A great night was had by all who attended.
On 16th October several members took part in the Co Antrim public speaking competition. Congratulations to Philip Beattie who was placed third in the 12-14 age group, Samuel Beattie who was placed second in the 14-16 age group, Philip Taylor who was placed first in the 16-18 age group and Charlotte Taylor who was placed second in the 18-21 Prepared and 1st in the 18-21 Impromptu. Many thanks to Stephanie Fulton and Karena Shaw for preparing members for this competition. At the YFCU public speaking finals, Samuel Beattie was placed 2nd in his age group. Well done Samuel.
This year Finvoy decided to hold a harvest service on 21st October in Finvoy Church Hall, which was well supported. Thanks must go to Reverend Roy Gaston for conducting the service and to Charlotte Taylor for playing the piano. Finvoy hope to make this service an annual event.
Most recently members attended the Co Antrim heats for the YFC group debating competition – congratulations to Richard Beattie, Andrew Pyper and Philip Taylor who were placed first in the 16-18 age group.
After the success of last years three act play along with Garvagh YFC, the two clubs have again teamed up this year to perform A Maiden Aunt. Practices are now underway and the cast hope to perform to their first audience in February.
Next on the agenda for Finvoy is the YFCU choir festival on 6th December which will be held in Greenmount Campus and coming into the new year members will be busy preparing for the YFCU arts festival competition which will be held in February.