Current, past and founding members of Trillick & District Young Farmer’s Club (YFC) came together recently to mark the Club’s 60th anniversary at a special celebratory dinner.

The well-supported event took place on Saturday, November 18 at the Valley Hotel, Fivemiletown.

Delighted by the attendance and support for the Club, a spokesperson for Trillick & District YFC commented that it was a “great night enjoyed by all”.

“We were delighted to have so many founding members in attendance,” added the spokesperson.

Shannen Vance, Tyrone YFC Chairperson and YFC Ulster Vice President was MC on the evening, welcoming all in attendance and introducing the speakers which included James Vance, Trillick & District YFC Leader, junior member Leah Kee, who recited the Young Farmer’s pledge, David Vance, Club Treasurer, who said ‘Grace’ and Megan Birney, Club Secretary, who gave a review of the past five years.

Guest speaker was Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) President David Brown, who was accompanied by his wife Mary.

In his speech Mr. Brown talked about farming and the importance of YFC.

Club President Rachel Law presented a cup to be used for Senior Floral Art. It was presented to James Vance who received the highest marks at this year’s competition.

A vote of thanks was proposed by Assistant Club Secretary Jane McGrade.

The formal part of the 60th anniversary dinner was followed by a raffle and auction with prizes and lots donated by local businesses for which the Club was very grateful.

Music was then provided by DJ Bob and all in attendance danced the night away.