The 42nd annual Wetzel County Ham, Bacon, and Egg Show held Friday at the Mollohan Center in the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds made $51,124. Of that income, Almost $44,000 went to the 4-H participants and FFA students and just over $7,000 went to the Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The average price of a ham was $428.49; bacon, $374.04; and dozen eggs, $452.50. As usual, the exhibits judged to be the grand and reserve champions brought much more than the average. The grand champion ham by Samantha Thomas went for $2,193.75 to AAA Homes of New Martinsville. The reserve grand champion ham exhibited by Kelsey Adams sold for $1,012.50 to Drilling Appalachian Corporation.
Aubrey Greathouse's grand champion bacon sent to high bidder Wetzel County Commissioner Scott Lemley for $2,131.25. The reserve grand champion bacon from Levi Street was sold to Chesapeake Energy for $1,821.25.
From left: The Grand Champion Ham exhibited by Samantha Thomas, left, was purchased by AAA Homes of New Martinsville. Pictured is owner Jim Rice. The 22-and-a-half pound ham sold for $97.50 a pound, or $2,193.75.
Wetzel County Commissioner Scott Lemley, left, purchased the seven-and-three-quarter pound Grand Champion Bacon from Aubrey Greathouse. The bacon was auctioned for $275 per pound, or $2,131.25.
Miss Blue’s Restaurant, represented by Lou Allison, left, bought the Grand Champion Eggs for $2,200 from Ryan Lemley. (Photos by Amy Witschey)
Miss Blue's Restaurant in Hundred purchased the Ryan Lemley's grand champion eggs for $2,200. The reserve champion eggs from Nathan Arnolds went to Chesapeake Energy for $525.
Buyers at Friday's show were Julie Miller-R&E Electric; Norris Pharmacy; Wetzel Co. Chapter NWTF; Chesapeake Energy; Maxine Henderson; Henderson Farms; Pine Grove Sportsman Club; McDiffit Pipe; Billy D. Arnolds; Dominion Resources-Hastings Extraction Plant; Weldon's Office Supply; Simon's Market;
Williams Funeral Home; Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home; Witschey's; The Feed Store; Town & Country Days; Tennant Funeral Home; East Resources; Thistledew Farms;
Bill Shriver; David Morris; DAC; Denoon Lumber; Union Bank of Tyler Co.; Adams Truck Mating; Dave Pethtel House of Delegate; Ronald Anderson Candidate-House of Delegates; TransEnergy; Wetzel County Hospital; Hundred American Legion Post 120; Hundred Farm Supply; Shooters Saloon;
Miss Blue's Restaurant; Sharon Dulaney-Circuit Clerk; American Legion Post 81; Scott Lemley-Wetzel County Commissioner; WesBanco; Jean's Country Florist; Eric Yost Excavating; Palmer's Funeral Home; Mike Coen Logging; Brian and Tracy Thomas; Logan Hassig; Steve Long;
Barbara King-Candidate for Board of Education; Masons Depot and Filling Station; Howells Tire; Alpha Omega Farm; Hundred Insurance; AAA Homes; McDonald's; Wileyville Fire Department; Ohio Valley Online; Tim Haught Prosecuting Attorney; Ace Home Center; Valley Diner; A & L Concrete; and Betty Streets.
Producers were Turner Bragg, Tiana Aberegg, Tessa Morgan, Taylor Ashcraft, Sophie Adams, Shane Kuhn, Samantha Thomas, Ryan Lemley, Ruby Morris, Ray Yoho, Rachel Wyatt, Rachel Ashcraft,
Patrick McGraw, Nicole Sayer, Nathan Kernan, Nathan Arnolds, Mitch Moore, Melanie Thomas, Lindsay Burley, Lexie Shreve, Levi Streets, Lathe Ueltschy, Kirk Shriver, Kevin Carson, Kelsey Adams,
Katelyn Blair, Justin Arnolds, Josh Watson, Jordyn Gorby, Jonathan Mason, Jerico Park, Jared Arnolds, Jamey Long, Jackie Greathouse, Holli Schell, Ethan Koontz, Dani Hayes, Dalton Kuhn, Courtney Baker, Cody Bassett, Clay Ueltschy, Chris Shackleford, Chelsea Coen,
Cassandra Henderson, Brittany Watson, Brittany Greathouse, Brady Koontz, Austin Bassett, Aubrey Greathouse, Ashley Jones, and Annaliese Henderson.
Information about the purchases of the scholarship ham, bacon, and FFA jacket, as well as this year's Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship recipients will be in next week's Wetzel Chronicle.