Blackpool 2014 is definitely one to remember. 76 of us travelled down for what can only be said as the highlight in the Young farmer’s year. The Strand hotel, as usual welcomed us with open arms as we settled into the bar.
We had 2 teams competing in National finals Whitley Chapel’s production of ‘Toybox’ in the entertainments. And the county choir for the choir competition.
Both teams put all effort into making both performances 5 star. The Saturday was the entertainments day and Whitley put on the best show yet, with the audience loving scenes such as the two clowns, the dramatic and tear jerking love scene and the perfectly executed army scene. The judges decided we had put on a 4th place performance however the audience thought otherwise, Whitley received a number of compliments and condolences from other competing clubs and the overall result came as a bit of a shock. However all of those who performed should be very proud of what they achieved. The performing arts competition is one of the most popular within YFC and to come 4th out of 400 productions is something to be extremely proud of. Well done Whitley and co!
The fancy dress theme Y, F or C proved popular with Northumberland’s members on the Saturday night. There were cheerleaders, clippers, farmers, fairy’s, yellows and yaks. Not to mention our very own Cinderella!
The Sunday brought the day of the National AGM of which we had 3 representatives, however, due to the choir competition looming they could only stay for 30 minutes. (Please see national website for full overview…)
The choir competition was a great success. 13 girls from all different clubs in Northumberland took part. All of the production was put on through the members own ideas and talents. Darren took the role as conductor and the choir produced a lively and fun compilation of 5 different songs. Coming 3rd overall it was a fabulous result after the hard work and commitment that went in. The choir is still going and anybody who would like to give it a go please just come along.
Finally the Sunday night ‘t shirt night’. Being the last night of the AGM weekend there was no other choice but for members to let their hair down, dance, sing and be merry…and all the other stuff that goes on.
I hope everyone is looking forward to Torquay 2015!