It was a jam-packed February for members of Pontfaen YFC, with a variety of competitions and activites taking place over the space of just a few weeks.

The club took part in the Breaknock YFC Drama Festival. Their entertainment ‘Roots and Wings’ - written and produced by Anne Davies, Jan Healey and Llywela Lewis - claimed the Margaret Lewis Memorial Shield for Best Costume and Make-Up at the festival.

The Junior One Plus gained second place - consisting of Connie, Henry, Quinn and Alice. They are pictured above with county president Gethin Havard and judge Sharon Hammond.

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The Junior One Plus. Left to right: Connie, Henry, Quinn, County President Gethin Havard, Judge Sharon Hammond, and Alice (Photo supplied)

Mollie Hughes was awarded Best Female Performance 28 and under in the Senior One Plus. She can be seen receiving her award from Sharon Hammond and sponsor David Price, of Clee Tompkinson Francis.

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Mollie Hughes with judge Sharon Hammond and sponsor David Price of Clee Tompkinson Francis (Photo supplied)

The Senior One Plus was awarded the Roly Price Memorial Award for gaining third place. This was Mollie Hughes, Sian Healey, Chloe Williams, Rachel Rees, Nia Wilson and Sophie Lewis.

The Junior Drama was awarded the Mrs Jean Evans Challenge Trophy for third place.

Later in the month, Pontfaen YFC held its concert at Brecon High School, excellently compèred by Rhian Dillon.

The Junior Drama kicked off the evening with a cast of 43 members with wonderful costumes. This was produced by Jan Healey.

The audience then enjoyed the Junior One Plus entitled ‘Its Magic’ and then the Senior One Plus ‘Date Night’.

Guests One Pluses entertained a full audience from Sennybridge, Troedrhiwdalar and Llandefalle YFCs, and the club is very grateful of their support.

The evening concluded with the club’s fourth place Entertainment - ‘Roots and Wings’.

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‘Roots and Wings’ in action (Photo supplied)

A vote of thanks was given by Raiff Devlin and he thanked everyone for their help in making costumes, props and helping with the productions, before stating how enjoyable it had all been.

Cllr Iain McIntosh said: “It was a privilege to attend the Pontfaen YFC Concert at Brecon High School on February 12.

“From senior members down to new junior members, and even a guest appearance by a keen and very young up and coming member, every single one excelled and entertained all guests with the kind of performance this club is well renowned for.

“Every year, Pontfaen YFC members and organisers put together something different. This year’s event, to include “Once upon a time in Fairy Land” and “Roots and Wings”, goes to show the wide range of skills members have and their commitment to put on a good show for everyone! Well done all!”

Last Sunday members prepared their pre-lambing Sunday lunch at Merthyr Cynog Hall, Upper Chapel.

Brecknock YFC County President Gethin Havard said grace and then the members, with the help of club leaders and parents, served more than 80 lunches to members of the community. The lunches consisted of starters of prawn cocktail or leek and potato soup, mains of beef, lamb or turkey and a choice of homemade puddings.

The Club would like to thank Castell Howell for their generous donation and Caroline’s Real Bread for the lovely bread rolls which accompanied their starters.

Cllr McIntosh added: “Everyone attending Pontfaen YFC’s pre-lambing Sunday dinner at Upper Chapel Village hall had a lovely afternoon!

“This annual event is always well organised, and supported by residents who show their appreciation for the work the club does for the community. All club members and everyone else who helped organise the dinner deserve a massive thank you!”

A raffle was held and raised £100 to support Chloe Williams, a member who is undertaking a skydive later this year for the charity ‘Be More Frank’. Good luck to Chloe!

A vote of thanks was given by chairman Jack Baldwyn who thanked everyone who had attended the event and to all that had helped in any way.