Wincanton Young
Farmers Club


December Club News

The past few months has seen plenty going on with Wincanton YFC. The harvest supper kicked the year off as usual and was enjoyed by all especially the Osborne family who seemed to win pretty much every prize in the raffle! The fact that Mrs Osborne made the draw was purely coincidental!

National public speaking finals

On the subject of the Osborne's, Olivia and Freddie along with Carline James represented Wincanton in the National public speaking finals at Stoneleigh in October, having won the Somerset and South West area rounds last year. By November it was time to start all over again at the county round, which they won again, with Carline now to old she was replaced by her sister Lauren. Wincanton sadly lost their other major trophy of last year, the pub quiz cup in November. Sarah, Hilary, Dave and Simon tried their best but lost out narrowly!

Club meetings

At meetings we have had a public speaking competition which everyone was made to take part in, the county road show which mainly involved everyone throwing paper at each other and a new member's quiz where everyone managed to win. We have also been ten pin bowling and visited a brewery, where many members took up the challenge of 'drink all you want'! There have been regular skittles and hockey practices so we should be fully prepared for the challenges of Langport, Crewkerne and Illminster, we'll probably still lose but at least we can say we gave it our best shot! Just joking - we'll thrash them all.

County ball at Rookery Manor

A bus load of Wincanton members made the trip to the county ball at Rookery Manor which seemed to be enjoyed by everyone, although Mrs Jackson had to spend a long time cleaning the grass stains out of James' trousers! A group also made it down to Crewkerne's A + E disco where some real doctors and nurses were almost needed as Dave's manic dancing nearly maimed several innocent by-standers.

Carol service and 100 club supper

Most recently we had the carol service and 100 club supper, this was well attended with 75 people singing their hearts out, or at least pretending to. Many thanks must go to Mrs Griffin who organised most of the evening. Catharine won the £100 prize in the Christmas draw so next time you see her out it's her round!