National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

20 September 2012

Young farmers brought the glitz, glamour and opulence of Paris to rural Shropshire with a spectacular Moulin Rouge themed Chairman’s Ball.


Nearly 2000 people from as far away as Essex, Lincolnshire and Devon gathered together to enjoy an evening at the Shropshire version of one of Paris’s most infamous attractions. 


Not to be outdone by the real thing, members created a 30ft high rotating windmill bar, had fairground rides, Burlesque dancers and a set from YFC singing legends ‘White Van Man’.


A few days before the ball sixteen Shropshire YFCs came together to perform the story of Moulin Rouge to a packed-out crowd of 600 people. 120 members donned their glad rags to perform songs and dances from the famous show.


Together, the events raised over £3500 towards the Shropshire ‘Big Build’, the Chairman’s Challenge to build a sustainable learning centre in a Shrewsbury forest.
County Chairman, Rachael Parry said;


“So many people came together including members, local supporters, and our vice presidents and advisory and worked so hard throughout the week to make the events a success. It was an awesome experience. Thank you to all who took part and who came to support us.”


Read more about the 'Shropshire Big Build' in the summer edition of ten26 or contact the Shropshire County Office for more info.



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