Ham and Bacon Show Yields $71K
The 48th annual Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon Show held Friday raised a whopping $71,267.88, just a bit short of last year’s record-breaking total of $71,628.13
The well-attended event at the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds Mollohan Center featured ham, bacon, and eggs as raised by Wetzel County students.
Perhaps the biggest moment of the night was when the FFA Carhartt Jacket sold for $3,050 to Litman Excavating. This broke the state record of $3,000. The jacket was modeled by Hundred FFA member Roy Stevens. Proceeds from the jacket sale go toward the Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship.
The grand champion ham was exhibited by Colby Sidenstricker. Weighing 24 pounds, it sold to Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley for $100 per pound, or $2,400.
The 2016 grand champion bacon exhibited by Jacob Ueltschy sold to Union Bank, Rachel Herrick for $175 per pound, or $1,125 for the 7 pound item.
The grand champion eggs were sold by Katherine Henderson and purchased by Scott Lemley for $850.
The reserve champion ham was exhibited by Sydney Hoyle. The ham, weighing 23 pounds, was sold to Rice Energy, Kurt Katchmark for $90 per pound.
The reserve champion bacon was sold by Justin Bassett to McDonald’s/Nelson Hachem. The 9-pound bacon sold for $110 per pound, or $990.
The reserve champion eggs were exhibited by Gavyn Tedrow and were sold for $600 to Hundred Farm Supply/Chuck Cumberledge.
Besides the FFA Carhartt Jacket, the show also included two other items sold specifically to help endow the Paul Henderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship ham, donated by the Hundred FFA, was sold to American Legion Post #81, Pine Grove, Mike Long.
The scholarship bacon, donated by Pine Grove FFA, was sold to McDonald’s, Nelson Hachem for $1,000.
This year’s scholarship winners were recognized. They are Jacob Ueltschy, Makayla Melorr, Danny Kolat, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Holden Moore, Meliah Umstead, Madyson Wheeler, Abbie Stout, and Maggie Hornbeck.
Each will receive a $500 scholarship after successfully completing their first semester of college.
The producers at this year’s show were Abbie Stout, Alex Bassett, Alex Britton, Annie Fox, Austin Barr, Brenden Cumberledge, Brooklyn McCaslin, Charles Matthews, Cheyenne Coen, Clayton Young, Colby Kinkade, Colby Sidenstricker, Danny Kolat, Deanna Davis, Derek Crihfield, Donald Smith, Eathan Fluharty, Evan Harter, Gavyn Tedrow, Hailey Eastham, Holden Moore, Jacob Kuhn, Jacob Ueltschy, JD Morris, Jenny Yoho, Jerry Greathouse, Joey Goontz, Joey Sidenstricker, Jordanlea Cumberledge, Justin Bassett, Kaitlyn Anderson, Kaitlyn Kuhn, Katherine Henderson, Liam Midcap, Madysen Wheeler, Maggie Hornbeck, Maggie Ueltschy, Makayla Melott, Makayla Postlethwaite, Marisa Shannon, Megan Martin, Melanie Thomas, Meliah Umstead, Nicole Smith, Preston Kuhn, Rebeckah Barnette, Savannah Horner, Sharon Gump, Sydney Hoyle, Tom Yoho, Tommy Yoho, Travis Leek, Valerie Soles, and Whitney Gump.
Buyers and donors were DAC Energy, Morris Trucking, Steve Long, Town and Country Days, Brian and Tracy Thomas, T&W Auto Detailing/Terry Wade, Dominion Western Area/Wayne Burkhammer, J&T Paving and Excavating/Terry Wade, Pine Valley Farm/Sandy Erwin, Dominion/Melissa Rush, Witschey’s Market, Inc./Dennis Wichterman, Blue Mountain Inc./Doug and Wanda Six, Williams Funeral Home/Weldon Williams, Scott Lemley – Wetzel County Assessor, Simon’s Market/Weldon P. Williams, Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home/Weldon P. Williams, Ridge 2 River Realty/Steve Zechman, Eastham Farm/Nicke Eastham, Bob Fluharty, Hundred Farm Supply/Chuck Cumberledge, Cindy Glasscock – Democrat for Wetzel County Circuit Clerk, A-L Concrete/Alan Miller, Jeff Cramer/Circuit Judge, Varner Farms/Todd Varner, Rice Energy/Kurt Katchmark, Miss Blue’s Restaurant/Lou Allison, Mike Koontz – Candidate for Wetzel County Sheriff, Underwood Timber, Chipwood, LLC, KATKO/Joe Burley, Perkins Oil and Gas/Clay Perkins, Hundred Insurance Agency/Brian Williams, Perkins Supply/Clay Perkins, Lucky “D” Farm, Ed Dallison, Mark Eller – Candidate for Wetzel County Sheriff, Carl Kernan, Trans Energy Inc./Bill Woodburn, Steve and Karen Stevens, DeNoon Lumber Company/Howard Flesher, Otis Eastern Service/Joel Richmond, Amy Cooley – Candidate for Board of Education, Logan Hassig, McDonald’s Restaurant/Nelson Hachem, Williams Energy/Ryan Bucher, WesBanco/Kathy Wissmar, Backwoods E.N.T. LLC/Beverly VanScyoc, HF Gas/Linda Henderson, Thistledew Farm/Ellie Conlon, First Exchange Bank/Rose Snyder and Shannon Delaney, Union Bank/Hundred/New Martinsville/Rachel Herrick, Tennent Funeral Home/Roger Tennant, Litman Excavating/Bob Litman, Huskie Lumber Co. Inc., Henderson Farms, Pierce Farm Services/Ike Pierce, Ace Home Center/Missy West, The Feed Store/Pernell Schoolcraft, Mountain Valley Vet Clinic, Shreve Farms/Knob Fork/Mark Shreve, John Brookover, Shaun Kuhn, Wild Turkey Federation, American Legion Post #81/Pine Grove/Mike Long, Parrish Family/Ken Parrish, Ernie Woofter/George Woofter, David Wood/Wileyville Auction House, Terrell Greathouse, Howard Henderson – Candidate for Wetzel County Supervisor, Ueltschey Farms/Bradley Ueltschy, Main Street Salon/Joe Mason, Jim Condit, Lorie McCoy, Steve Pallisco, Carolyn Lemasters, Sean and Leeann Snedden, Bill Jones, Carol Bishop, Wileyville Volunteer Fire Department, and Joshua Balcerek.