Over $60,000 was raised at the 44th annual Wetzel County 4-H FFA Ham and Bacon Sale held Friday evening.
The student's hams, bacons, and eggs were auctioned for $58,971.88, setting a new sale record. The sale included the scholarship ham and bacon, FFA Carhartt jackets, and many products donated back for resale to the Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, totaling $8,137. The final total for all goods sold was $61,108.88.
As usual, the exhibits judged to be the grand and reserve champions brought much more than the average. The grand champion ham by Cheyenne Coen went for $5,687.50 to Grenadier Energy Partners and Drilling Appalachian Corporation (DAC). The reserve grand champion ham exhibited by Casandra Henderson sold for $3,440 to AAA Homes of New Martinsville.
ueen Holli Schell. (Photos by Amy?Witschey)
Rachel Wyatt's grand champion bacon went to high bidder Wetzel County Commissioner and Assessor Candidate Scott Lemley for $1,550. The reserve grand champion bacon from Katherine Henderson was sold to Chesapeake Energy, also for $1,550.
Chesapeake Energy purchased Casandra Henderson's grand champion eggs for $1,000. The reserve champion eggs from Melanie Thomas went to Wetzel County Commissioner and Assessor Candidate Scott Lemley for $675.
The scholarship ham donated by Henderson Farm and shown by Katherine Henderson was purchased by the Wileyville Volunteer Fire Department for $2,250. Drilling Appalachian Corporation (DAC) and Grenadier Energy Partners purchased the scholarship bacon donated by Henderson Farm and shown by Katherine Henderson for $1,000.
Also, Morris Trucking and Excavating of Reader purchased the scholarship FFA Carhartt jacket for $1,100. Since the winning bid was at least $1,000, a second jacket was offered to the runner-up bidder for the same price. Wetzel County Commissioner Candidate Allen Rush agreed to buy the second jacket for $1,100 and donated it to the 4-H and Livestock Club to be raffled off this summer.
During the show this year's scholarship winners were recognized. They are Brittany Greathouse, Mitch Moore, and Brittany Watson, all of Hundred High School; and Dani Hayes, Annaliese Henderson, Holli Schell, Clay Ueltschy, and Rachel Wyatt of Valley High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship after successfully completing their first semester of college.
Buyers at Friday's show were American Legion Post 120 Hundred; Wileyville Auction House; Wetzel County Sheriff Candidate Rob Haught; Scott Lemley Democrat for Assessor; Weldon's Office Supply; Tennant Funeral Home; Williams Funeral Home; Simons Market; Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home; A-L Concrete; Perkins Supply Inc.; Perkins Oil & Gas; Glovers Oil & Gas; James Dudley; Town & Country Days; Hundred Farm Supply; National Wild Turkey Federation; Steve Long; Allen Rush Candidate for County Commissioner; Miss Blue's Restaurant; Sons of the American Legion Squadron 81; Witschey's Market; Palmer Funeral Home; Dusty Hollow Farms; DAC; Grenadier Energy Partners; Morris Trucking and Excavating; Hometown Gas; Amy Jo Diffenbauch; Carl Kernan; Higgins Family; Jeannine Watson; Sharon Dulaney Circuit Clerk; Robert Gorby; Glover Trucking; Mark Eller; Honorable Dave Pethtel; Henderson Farms; The Feed Store; HG Energy; Steve Miller Democrat for WV Commissioner of Agriculture; Circle G; Matt, Leah, and Callie Briggs; Middle Fork Farms; Huskie Lumber; McDiffitt Pipe; Copeland; McDonald's; Hundred Insurance; Thistledew; Magistrate Tom Shepherd; Jean's Country Florist; 1st Exchange Bank; Willeyville Fire Department; Sweet Melissa's; Eric Yost Excavating; Logan Hassig; Union Bank; John Brookover; WesBanco; Holsey Family Farm; Albert Hornbeck; Norris Pharmacy; Spears General Contracting; Trans Energy; AAA Homes; Chesapeake Energy-Amy Dobkin; Dominion Transmission; and Ace Hardware.
Also, monetary donations were made by Wetzel County Assessor Candidate James Hoskins, Wetzel County Board Candidate Carolyn Gatian, Mark West-Midstream and Wetzel County Board Candidate Linda Kirk.
Producers were Alyssa Kinkade, Annaliese Henderson, Annie Barr, Billy McGraw, Bodee Scyoc, Brandon Gump, Brittany Greathouse, Brittany Watson. Casandra Henderson, Cheyenne Coen, Chris Morris, Chris Varner, Clay Ueltschy. Colby Sidenstricker. Curtis Tedrow, Dani Hayes, Davin Copeland, Ethan Umsted, Greg Stewart, Holli Schell, Jenny Stoneking, Jesse Long, Joey Sidenstricker, Katherine Henderson, Katrina Morgan, Kirk Shriver, Lathe Ueltschy, Laura Hayes, Leanna Blake, Mandy Miller, Mary Bassett, Melanie Thomas, Mitch Moore, Oshana Topp, Paige Shriver, Patrick Allen, Peyton Jones, Rachel Wyatt, Ray Yoho, Rider Scyoc, Rocky Tennant, Ruby Morris, Ryan Lemley, Samantha Thomas, Sophia Adams, Tasha Dulaney, Taylor Ashcraft, Tessa Morgan and Turner Bragg.