The 49th annual Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon Show, held Friday, raised $51,789.25, which was short of last year's total of $71,267.88. Auction services were provided by Ron Morrison. Notably, this was the 20th year Ron Morrison has provided auction services at the Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon Show.
The well-attended event at the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds Mollohan Center featured ham, bacon, and eggs raised by Wetzel County students.
The grand champion ham was exhibited by Cheyenne Coen. Weighing 23.5 pounds, it sold to Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley for $150 per pound, or $3,525.
Pictured is Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley with Cheyenne Coen. Lemley purchased the grand champion ham at the 49th annual Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon Show.
The grand champion bacon, weighing 7.25 pounds, was exhibited by Bailie Fayad. It sold for $250 per pound, or $1,812.50, to McDonalds.
The grand champion eggs were exhibited by Curtis Tedrow. They sold for $1,200, to Triple E. Services.
The the reserve champion ham was exhibited by Samantha Morris. The 22.5 pound ham sold for $70 per pound, for a total of $1,575. The ham was bought by Town & Country Days.
The reserve champion bacon was exhibited by Devann Fox. The bacon weighed 7.25 pounds and was sold for $155 per pound, for a total of $1,123.75. The bacon was sold to Union Bank, New Martinsville.
The reserve champion eggs were sold to H&T Farm for $1,000. They were exhibited by Melanie Thomas.
The scholarship ham was donated by Pine Grove FFA. It sold for $1,100 to DAC Energy LLC.
The scholarship bacon, donated by Hundred FFA, was sold for $1,200 to Triple E. Services.
The FFA Jacket was sold to Country Roads Ford for $1,025.
Exhibitors for this year's show were as follows: Aaron Stevens Adam Stevens, Alex Bassett, Alex Britton, Annie Fox, Austin Barr, Bailie Fayad, Bill Mace, Brenden Cumberledge, Brooklynn McCaslin, Charles Matthews, Cheyenne Coen, Clayton Young, Cody Soles, Colby Sidenstricker, Curtis Tedrow, Deanna Davis, Destiny Eastham, Devann Fox, Eli Lilly, Emily Metz, Evan Harter, Evi Booher, Gavyn Tedrow, George Brown, Hailey Eastham, Jacob Cumberlidge, Jacob Kuhn, Jenna Dallison, Joey Sidenstricker, Jordan Cumberledge, Justin Bassett, Katherine Henderson, Logan Haught, Maggie Ueltschy, Makayla Melott, Makayla Postlewaite, Marisa Shannon, Melanie Thomas, Morgan Moore, Nicky Leek, Olivia Yeater, Preston Kuhn, Rebeckah Barnette, Ricky Leek, Roy Stevens, Samantha Morris, Savannah Horner, Shannon Brown, Sharon Gump, Sydney Yoho, Tom Yoho, Tori Hawkins, Travis Leek, Valerie Soles, and Whitney Gump.
Buyers and donors were as follows: PD Inc, Town and Country Days, Frank McCaslin, Brian and Tracy Thomas, Eastham Family Farm, DAC Energy LLC, David Morris, J&T Paving, Steve Long, Williams Funeral Home, Jarvis Williams Funeral Home, Parrish Family, Yeater Boer Goat Farm, Misty Valley Farm, Libby's Kids Ministry, Witscheys Market, Lee and Donna Holsey, Robert Adams, Ace Home Center, Ridge 2 River Realty, Wild Turkey Federation, First Exchange Bank, Dominion Hastings, Miss Blues Restaurant, Dobs Limousin, Geo V. Hamilton, JR and Monica Morris, Scott Lemley (Wetzel County Assessor), A-L Concrete, Leeanne Porter, WesBanco Bank, Triple E. Services, McDonalds, Mike Koontz (Wetzel County Sheriff), Terrel Greathouse, Warren Grace, Eric Yost Excavating, Inc., Country Roads Farm, Hundred Farm Supply, Thistle Dew Farm, Union Bank (New Martinsville), Union Bank (Hundred), Knights Farmy Supply, H&T Farm, Litman Excavating, Hundred Insurance Agency, Huskie Lumber Company, Inc., Logan Hassig, Union Bank, Shane Matthews, Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic.