Saturday 24 September 2011

Club Harvest Festival

St Mary Magdalene Church in Launceston was the chosen venue for the club's Harvest Festival, which took place on Thursday 22nd September. The church was beautifully decorated with fruit and vegetables that had been homegrown by the members, and this year, the club's long-forgotten plough took pride of place at the front of the church. Numerous members took part in the service, including Chairman Ed Humber, who led part of the service; Hannah Gribble, Dan Batten and Oli Stephens, who read an alternative version of the Lord's Prayer; Sofie Watton and Claire Butter, who read the lessons from the Bible, plus a large number of people who presented the produce. Following this, friends and family were invited back to Eagle House to share our Harvest Supper. Warm thanks go to Reverend David Michaels for leading the service and the church organist.

Sunday 18 September 2011

Carnival Float Prep

An evening was spent painting and preparing our carnival float this week at the home of our Vice Chairman's, Dan Batten. With only a few weeks until our first carnival, which is at Launceston, I am sure that members will be spending a lot more time out there, adding the finishing touches! Please do look out for us at the following carnivals and give us a wave: Launceston, Okehampton, Camelford, Hatherleigh and Holsworthy.

Monday 12 September 2011

A day of singing for "Sea Shandy"

Word of mouth is a wonderful thing, and has resulted in LYFC's singing group, "Sea Shandy" to have a busy weekend. On the afternoon of Saturday 10th September, they entertained the people of Tregadillett at their village fete and then later that evening, performed in front of a large audience at North Petherwin's Community Harvest Hoe Down. These events were certainly a great chance for the group to trial their harmonies in the song 'Swing Low', which is the latest addition to their repertoire.

Sunday 11 September 2011

County Sports Day at Truro

Dressed in our sports attire, Launceston YFC met up with other clubs from around the county at Truro, for a spot of hockey, netball, volleyball and rugby. This year was the first time volleyball had been included at the County Sports Day and was hugely popular. Members really worked well as a team, giving their all and having a good time.

Volleyball: 3rd
Netball: 2nd
Hockey: 4th
Rugby: =5th

Visiting Hidden Valley

Considering it is on our doorstep, it was surprising how many members had never been to Hidden Valley! Split into small groups, we were sent on two crystal challenges, and being a competitive bunch, even the dark didn't deter many! It was certainly a very well thought-through and challenging treasure hunt, with numerous clues, puzzles and riddles that needed solving along the way, similar to the programme 'Crystal Maze'. Many thanks to Peter and Ali Jones for providing an entertaining evening.

Sunday 4 September 2011

President's Night

Our dedicated and keen president, Roger Parsons, merely told members to bring their swimming gear and arrive at Siblyback Lake for 6pm last Thursday. On arrival, we were greeted by four qualified instructors, two of which took half the group kayaking and the other two led the rest of the club to the high ropes! Despite the fear of heights by some and Burdie's trouble to stay upright in his kayak(!), there was lots of laughter and fun had by all. Huge thanks go to Roger (and his family), who also provided a great spread of food afterwards. He continues to be a fantastic president for the club.

Ed's Chairman's Day

A variety of team games and activities were set up by our chairman, Ed Humber and were thoroughly enjoyed by all, from plank walking and turning the magic carpet whilst the team were standing on it, to dressing three scarecrows using just the clothes that you and your team are wearing! Some members took these tasks very seriously in an attempt to win. The day was rounded off with a wet and wild water slide, BBQ and drinks. Many thanks to Ed for the hard work he put into preparing this event.