Wednesday 30 December 2015

Christmas party

This year, the annual Christmas party was at Kensey Vale Bowling Club. As usual, the games were organised by the advisory committee, many thanks to them! Games included moving polos from person to person using cocktail sticks in the mouth, and a club favourite, Little Ernie! Members bought along food to share afterwards.

The key on a string game

Friday 18 December 2015

Carol singing in Launceston and Cornwall YFC carol service

Continuing with the Christmas festivities, it was time for some carol singing! On Thursday 17th, we started off singing in Kernow House, the care home, at 6pm. Members sung to the residents, who were happy to hear us, and looking forward to Christmas too. From there, we moved into the town centre, and sung along with Launceston Town Band. From there we went to our presidents house, Tim Bebbington, at Daws House, where we enjoyed mulled apple juice and mince pies. After that, we finished up at Oli Stephens house in Coads Green to enjoy a bring and share supper, and continue with carols.

The following evening, it was the County Carol Service in Truro Cathedral. The cathedral was full as usual, as it is a popular event for parents and other people wishing to support YFC. Several carols were sung, plus some poems and readings from YFC members and the Bishop of Truro. After the service, we went to the Venue nightclub on a holiday park just outside Newquay, to dance away for Christmas

Saturday 12 December 2015

Snow Ball

After many months of planning, our 'Snow Ball' was finally here. Launceston town hall had been decorated with festive lights and Christmas trees, and the tables had Christmas themes salt and pepper pots and wreathes. All 180 tickets for the event were sold way before the event and there was even a waiting list.
On arrival, guests were given a reception of mulled wine, and mingled before sitting down to a roast meal at 7.30. Turkey and beef were served with three vegetables, carrots, peas and red cabbage. This was followed by dessert, choices were Christmas pudding or lemon rulade. Once the meal was over, it was time for the £5 note raffle. Everyone that wanted to enter wrote their name on a note, and the winner took home half of the takings. The other half will be going to one of the chosen charities of the year. Well done to the lucky guest that took home £165!
The band for the evening, Fleeting Glimpse, commenced after the raffle. They played two stints, with DJ Pasty filling in between and after, both playing a mix of up to date and older tunes to satisfy all tastes.

Friday 11 December 2015

Christmas craft

With Christmas approaching, we got creative once again to make table decorations. These were wreathes that has an oasis centre with foliage arranged around it. They will be used at the snow ball to decorate the tables to add a festive touch. Members also made an arrangement in a clay pot, with a candle in the middle.

Friday 4 December 2015

Just a Minute

Eight people in two teams from Launceston Young Farmers went down to St Newlyn East village hall on Friday December 4th to take part in the county final of the Just a Minute competition. This is a panel game in which the contestants are challenged to speak for one minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition on any subject that comes up. There were 7 teams competing in total, with 4 in a team, so that totalled 28 rounds. Subjects ranged from 'My favourite toy' to 'The advantages of being female' and 'Fake tans'. Launceston A team got 7th place, and Launceston B team got 4th. Well done to everyone that took part, and good luck to the winners in the next round.

Thursday 3 December 2015

Plymouth late night shopping

Launceston Young Farmers members gathered in Plymouth to do a bit of late night shopping in time for Christmas! The festive market and Christmas lights helped get the shoppers in the Christmas spirit! After a few hours shopping, we met at the sun dial to show each other what we had bought. Then we went for some fast food and then on to The Cardinals Hatt for a drink and announcements.