The Annual Church Parade and Services of the Mid-Ulster Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade was held in Tobermore on Palm Sunday, 20th March 2016.
The beautiful sunny afternoon was further brightened with the presence of Crimson Star Accordion Band and Castledawson Flute Band accompanying the various Companies within the Mid-Ulster Battalion.
1st Tobermore Company Colour Party carried the Battalion Colours at the head of the Parade followed by the Boys’ and Officers’ from the following Companies: 1st Armagh, 1st Aughnacloy & Ballymagrane, 1st Bellaghy, 1st Caledon, 1st Castlecaulfield, 1st Castledawson, 1st Cookstown, 1st Culnady, 1st Dungannon, 1st Maghera, 1st Magherafelt, 1st Moneymore, 1st Moy, 1st Newmills, 1st Stewartstown and 1st Tobermore.
1st Culnday Company provided the Colour Party for the Junior Section who was also followed by the Boys’ and Officers’.
The Company Section Service was held in Carson Memorial Baptist Church which was conducted by Pastors Paul and Dennis Murphy. The Junior Section Service was held in Kilcronaghan Parish Church and was conducted by the Rev. Carmen Hayes. The collection at both Services went to the Battalion Missionary Fund.
The Christian Education Shield, Cups and Certificates were presented at the Company Section Service. The Awards were as follows:
Joint 1st Place: Connor Spillane – 1st Castledawson, Jacob Bell – 1st Castledawson and Harry McCoy – 1st Castlecaulfield.
Joint 2nd Place: Caleb Wilson – 1st Cookstown, Reuben Bell – 1st Castledawson, Tom Hawthorne – 1st Armagh and Mark Furphy – 1st Armagh.
3rd Place: Kai Elliott – 1st Tobermore.
1st Place: Luke Millar – 1st Dungannon.
2nd Place: David Busby – 1st Aughnacloy & Ballymagrane.
3rd Place: Richard Livingstone – 1st Caledon.
1st Place: Daniel Fulton – 1st Castledawson.
2nd Place: Jonathan Stewart – 1st Tobermore.
3rd Place: Gareth Stewart – 1st Tobermore.
1st Place: Reuben Morrow – 1st Castlecaulfield.
Joint 2nd Place: Matthew Frizelle – 1st Aughnacloy & Ballymagrane and Jack Wilson – 1st Dungannon