Packed sched­ule for Ste­wartry young farm­ers

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Ste­wartry Young Farm­ers have had a busy few months.

The car trea­sure hunt was held on July 16, start­ing and fin­ish­ing at the Lau­rie Arms in Haugh of Urr.

There was a great turnout from the pub­lic and young farm­ers from clubs across the re­gion and the club is very grate­ful to Gibby and Doreen McCoskry who very kindly put to­gether the most chal­leng­ing route.

On Fri­day, July 21, Ste­wartry en­tered a team into the west area beach vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment.

Un­for­tu­nately, the team wasn’t placed but it was a great evening, with a dance after the event.

The club en­tered a float in the Cas­tle Dou­glas Civic Day pa­rade on Satur­day, July 29. Mem­bers dressed up as farm an­i­mal sand dec­o­rated a tractor (thanks to Adam Bur­goyne) and a cat­tle feed trailer (thanks to James Gor­dons) as the float.

Team Ste­wartry was pleased to come third in the ‘other ve­hi­cle’ cat­e­gory.

Ste­wartry Show was next on the agenda.The club tent was full of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages which in­cluded nail in the bale, tombola and a choco­late cake com­pe­ti­tion.The after-show dance was well at­tended by the gen­eral pub­lic and other clubs from across the re­gion.

Dum­fries show was a suc­cess for the hand­i­crafts team with John Heuchan com­ing first for a dec­o­rated wa­ter­ing can, Katie Maxwell first with her fur­ther ar­ti­cle, Rachel Young third in the pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion and Katie Sproat first with the club no­tice board.

The club’s last event for August was Farm­yard Frol­ics held at Robesland by kind per­mis­sion of the Bur­goyne Fam­ily.

The event was a fun-filled day for every­one who com­peted in the var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions which in­cluded an ob­sta­cle course, wheel­bar­row races and space hop­per foot­ball.The weather even man­aged to stay dry.

The next event is a cof­fee morn­ing at St Ninian’s Hall, Cas­tle Dou­glas this Satur­day, with doors open­ing at 10am.

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