The 46th annual Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon Show held Friday attained a new record, raising $64,100.25.
The well-attended event at the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds Mollohan Center featured ham, bacon, and eggs as raised by Wetzel County students.
The grand champion ham was exhibited by Maggie Hornbeck. Weighing 23.5 pounds, it sold to Union Bank of Hundred and New Martinsville for $100 per pound, or $2,350. The grand champion bacon exhibited by Lathe Ueltschy sold to Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley for $500 per pound, or $3,250 for the 6.5 pound item. The grand champion dozen eggs sold for $1,100 to TransEnergy. They were exhibited by Casandra Henderson.
The grand champion ham was exhibited by Maggie Hornbeck. Weighing 23.5 pounds, it sold to Union Bank of Hundred and New Martinsville for $100 per pound, or $2,350.
The reserve champion ham was raised and prepared by Joey Sidenstricker. The 21.75-pound entry was sold for $75 per pound, or $1,631, to A & A Supply. DAC, Drilling Appalachian Corporation, purchased the reserve champion bacon from J.D. Morris for $2,567.50, or $395 per pound for 6.5 pounds. The reserve champion eggs were shown by Melanie Thomas and purchased by ThistleDew Farm for $400.
The show also includes three items sold specifically to help endow the Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship ham, donated by the Pine Grove FFA, was sold to the Wileyville Volunteer Fire Department for $2,500. The WVFD purchases the scholarship ham every year and uses it in their chicken and ham dinner fund raiser, to be held this year April 5. The scholarship bacon, donated by the Hundred FFA, was sold to Howard Henderson for $1,050. The special FFA Carhartt jacket sent for $600 to DeNoon Lumber.
This year's scholarship winners were recognized. They are Rocky Tennnat and Ethan Umstead of Hundred, Mary Bassett of Porters Falls, and Ryder Scyoc of Pine Grove. Each will receive a $500 scholarship after successfully completing their first semester of college.
The producers at this year's show were Abbie Stout, Alyssa Kinkade, Annie Barr, Annie Fox, Bodee Scyoc, Casandra Henderson, Cheyenne Coen, Colby Sidenstricker, Curtis Tedrow, Danny Kolat, Davin Copeland, Desaray Cowart, Ethan Umstead, Holden Moore, Holli Schell, Jacob Ueltschy, JD Morris, Jenny Yoho, Joey Sidenstricker, Jordan Cumberledge, Justin Bassett, Kailee Haught, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Katelynn Anderson, Katherine Henderson, Katrina Morgan, Lathe Ueltschy, Liam Midcap, Lily Morris, Logan Haught, Logan Kuhn, Madysen Wheeler, Maggie Hornbeck, Mary Bassett, Megan Martin, Melanie Thomas, Meliah Umstead, Paige Shriver, Patrick Allen, Patrick Stoflinsky, Peyton Jones, Rachel Snedden, Rider Scyoc, Rocky Tennant, Ruby Morris, Samantha Thomas, Sharon Gump, Sophia Adams, Victoria Stevens, and Whitney Gump.
Purchasers were A & A Supply, LLC./Allen Hunt; A-L Concrete; Alpha Omega Farm/Joan Leary; American Legion Post 120 Hundred/Neil Moore; Backwoods/Beverly Vanscyoc; Billy D. Arnolds Excavating; Black Diamond Equipment Rental/Chuck Barnhart; Brian & Tracy Thomas; Carolyn Gatian; Chickens & Ribs R US/Robert Copeland; DAC Energy; Dallison Lumber/Ed Dallison; Daniel Bucher; David Morris; DeNoon Lumber Co./Howard Flesher; Dominion Transmission/Delores Gump; Freeland Miller; George Martin; Glover's Trucking; H.G. Energy/Timmy Morris; Henderson's Farms; Hundred Farm Supply/Charles Cumberledge; Hundred Insurance Agency; Huskie Lumber Co. Inc./Fred Six; J Leeann Snedden; J&R Excavating/Justin Hart; Jack's Excavating/Chuck Barnhart; Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home/Weldon Williams; John Edward Brookover; Lee Delaney; Logan Hassig; Lucky "D" Farm/Bonnie Durig; McDonald's/Nelson Hachem; Mike Koontz; Miss Blue's Restaurant/Sam Kawalewski; Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic; New Martinsville Supply; Parrish Family/Wadestown; Pierce Farm Services; Ridge 2 River Realty/Steve Zechman; Schupbach's Valley Motor Co, Inc.; Scott Lemley, Wetzel County Assessor; Simon's Market/Weldon Williams; Steve Long; Tennant Funeral Home/Roger Tennant; The Feed Store; Thistle Dew Farm/Ellie Conlon; Town & Country Days; Trans Energy/Bill Woodburn; Underwood Timber, Chipwood, LLC; Union Bank of Hundred and New Martinsville; WesBanco/ Kathy Wissmar; Wild Turkey Federation; Wileyville VFD/Carl Kernan; William & Denise Haught; Williams Funeral Home /Weldon Williams; Williams Ohio Valley Midstream/ Michelle Blake; and Witschey's Market/Dennis Wichterman.
See more photos from the event in this week's paper, page 5A.