Endeavourers enjoy annual talent show

Mark, Sam, Abigail and Georgia from Magheramorne Presbyterian Juniors. INLT 20-606-CON

Mark, Sam, Abigail and Georgia from Magheramorne Presbyterian Juniors. INLT 20-606-CON

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COMPETITORS from the Larne area were among those who took part in the Irish Christian Endeavour Union’s talent contest finals, held in Carrickfergus Methodist Church.

Competitors, leaders, parents and friends were welcomed by the church’s minister, Rev Aian Ferguson who opened in prayer. Mr Ferguson’s daughter, Mrs Gillian Thompson, the Irish CE Union president, presented the cups and certificates to the prizewinners. Also helping at the event, was the local CE Union president, Mrs Belinda Gage who had organised the East Antrim heats.

Irish Union Junior convenor, Mrs Rosemary Carson, assisted by Caroline Edgar organised the contest finals.

Mrs Carson expressed her appreciation for the use of the church and to Mrs Eileen Scoffield for her help. She also voiced her appreciation of the adjudicators, Mrs Ruth Mitchell, Mrs Dee Hawthorne and Mr George Hewitt. Thanks were extended to Miss Barbara Wilson for writing the certificates and to those who organised the Tuck Shop and those who served refreshments.

The talent contest was a happy, relaxed event enjoyed by both the participants and audience alike.

The adjudicators put the competitors at their ease and then gave helpful comments on every performance.

Prizewinners were as follows:

Class 1 – Solo 8 years and under – 1. Mollie Glendinning, Ballyhenry Presbyterian; 2. Aimee McCullough, do; 3. Jamie Bell, Magheramorne Presbyterian.

Class 2 – Solo 9 and 10 years – 1. Beth Bonnar, Ballyhenry Presbyterian; 2. Stacey Dunlop, Joanmount Methodist.

Class 3 – Solo 11, 12 and 13 years – 1. Laura Murray, Ballynure Presbyterian; 2. Ellie Divan, Ballyhenry Presbyterian; 3. Emily Atkinson, Joanmount Methodist.

Class 4 – Verse Speaking 8 years and under – Set poem to be learned by heart – 1. Rosalind Currie, Ballynure Presbyterian; 2. Joshua Rush, Hillhall Presbyterian; 3/ Mollie Crothers, Carrickfergus Methodist.

Class 6 – Verse Speaking 11, 12 and 13 years – Set poem to be learned by heart – 1. Rhonda Currie, Ballynure Presbyterian.

Class 7 – Bible reading 8 years and under – 1. Amy Nelson, Joanmount Methodist; 2. Jamie Bell, Magheramorne Presbyterian; 3. (tie) Charlotte Patterson, Hillhall Presbyterian and Mollie Glendinning, Ballyhenry Presbyterian. Class 8 – Bible reading 9 and 10 years – 1. Keevagh Gregory, Magheramorne Presbyterian; 2. Stacey Dunlop, Joanmount Methodist.

Class 9 – Bible reading 11.12 and 13 years – 1. Jasmine Ross, Joanmount Methodist; 2. Kelly Ramsay, Magheramorne Presbyterian; 3. (tie) Rachael Currie, Joanmount Methodist and Rhonda Currie, Ballynure Presbyterian.

Class 10 – Piano Solo 9 years and under – 1. Grace Patterson, Carnmoney Presbyterian.

Class 11 – Piano Solo 10 and 11 years – 1. Hannah Patterson, Carnmoney Presbyterian.

Class 13 – Instrumental Solo (String) – piano accompaniment, if desired 13 years and under – 1. Kate Doherty, First Carrickfergus Presbyterian; 2nd Leah Cambridge, do.

Class 14 - Instrumental Solo (Wind) – piano accompaniment, if desired 13 years and under – 1. Hannah Patterson, Carnmoney Presbyterian.

Class 16 - Percussion Instrument 13 years and under [must be accompanied by piano, guitar, instrumental – live or recorded – 1st (tie) Sam Park, Magheramorne Presbyterian and Rebecca Bell, Carnmoney Presbyterian.

Class 17 - Duet – 10 years and under – One hymn or sacred song – 1. Aimee McCullough and Zoe McCullough, Ballyhenry Presbyterian; 2. Keevagh Gregory and Mark Bissett, Magheramorne Presbyterian.

Class 18 – Duet – 13 years and under – One hymn or sacred song – 1. Emily Atkinson and Hannah Millar, Joanmount Methodist; 2. Ellie Divan and Amy Hamilton, Ballyhenry Presbyterian; 3. Rachael Currie and Faith Nelson, Joanmount Methodist.

Class 19 - Singing Group (2-6 members) – piano or guitar accompaniment (if desired) either self or adult accompanied – 13 years and under – one hymn or sacred song – 1. Magheramorne Presbyterian.

Class 20 – Choir – piano or guitar accompaniment only – live or recorded on tape – 13 years and under – One hymn or sacred song – 1. Glengormley Methodist; 2. Magheramorne Presbyterian; 3. Ballyhenry Presbyterian. Class 21 – Dramatized Bible story – 1. Joanmount Methodist.