Forty-five Pocahontas County 4-H and FFA members showcased their many hours of hard work Saturday evening as they exhibited and sold hams, bacons and eggs from their 4-H and FFA projects. The annual sale was held at Mitchell Chevrolet, where 29 hams, 29 bacons and 20 dozen eggs were sold.
The Grand Champion Ham, which weighed 23.14 pounds, was exhibited by Keaton Baldwin. The ham was purchased by Dairy Queen for $971.88. The Reserve Champion Ham, shown by Kolton Workman and weighing 20.50 pounds, was sold to Snowshoe Mountain for $430.50. Kindra Carr exhibited the Grand Champion Bacon which weighed 8.92 pounds and was purchased by Robin Mutscheller for $446. The Reserve Champion Bacon, weighing 9.02 pounds and selling for $225.50, was exhibited by Jessica Armstrong and sold to Eugene Simmons. The Grand Champion Eggs, shown by Trace McKenney, sold for $150 to Eugene Simmons. The Reserve Champion Eggs, shown by Nathan Morrison, were purchased by Mitchell Chevrolet for $100.
In addition to the Grand and Reserve Champions, bidders attending the auction had a chance to buy 17 Prime hams, 10 Choice hams, 15 Prime bacons, eight Choice bacons, four Good bacons, eight Grade AA eggs, and 10 Grade A eggs shown by 4-H and FFA members. Members selling these products included Allyson Alderman, Kolton Alderman, Ethan Armstrong, Jessica Armstrong, Keaton Baldwin, Morgan Baldwin, Kya Barb, Noah Barkley, Hannah Burks, Brandal Carr, Kindra Carr, Emily Casto, Kyle Cohenour, Ben Davis, Rachel Felton, Elizabeth Friel, Kirsten Friel, Jaryd Friel, Declan Gravely, David Jordan, Mark Jordan, Robert Jordan, Tessa Jordan, Cody Kiner, Tessa Kiner, Amanda McCormick, Emily McCormick, Trace McKenney, Charity Morrison, Nathan Morrison, Emma Riffe, Hazel Riley, Silas Riley, Sidney Rose, Amelia Rose, Sabrina Ryder, Clayton Shinaberry, Dillon Shinaberry, Kelsi Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Kinley Taylor, Wade Taylor, Mya Workman, Wyatt Workman and Kolton Workman.
Support from businesses in and out of the county was excellent, creating a sale volume of $20,266.
The following businesses and individuals supported the event: Southern States, Mitchell Chevrolet, Robin Mutscheller, Pendleton Community Bank, Harvest Equipment, Dairy Queen, Snowshoe Mountain, J & A Trucking, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, Mosesso Agency, Roseboro Farm/Jennifer Rose, Johnston Logging, Appalachian Aggre- gates, Richard Jordan Logging, Eugene Simmons, Burns Motor Freight, Kenney’s Kreations, Farm Credit, Alderman’s Excavating, Tonja Armstrong, Rayetta’s Lunch Box, Mike Doss, Frankford Veterinary, Davis Farms, Ryan Taylor-Taylor Construction, Ray of Hope Farm, Travis Taylor Contracting, Allen Sisler, Collins Hardwoods, and Rusty Pipe Plumbing.
Generous donations totaling $3,800 from Southern States, City National Bank, Paul Hill Farms, and First Citizens Bank will be divided equally among all participants.
The 4-H and FFA members involved greatly appreciate the support of the buyers, Auctioneer Ben Wilfong and Mitchell Chevrolet for all of their contributions that made the sale a success.