That’s A Lot of Eggs!
The 50th anniversary of the annual Wetzel County 4-H/FFA Ham and Bacon show set a record total of $75,240.13, soaring above last year’s total of $51,789.25. Auction services were provided by Ron Morrison. Notably, Morrison has provided auction services at the show for 21 years.
The event was held at the Wetzel County 4-H Grounds Mollohan Center and featured ham, bacon and eggs raised by Wetzel County Students.
The grand champion ham was exhibited by Samantha Morris. Weighing 24 pounds, it sold to McDonald’s for $200 per pound, or $4,800.
The grand champion bacon, weighing 8.5 pounds, was exhibited by Cody Soles. It sold for $350 per pound, or $2,975, to Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley.
The grand champion eggs, exhibited by Annie Fox along with the reserve champion eggs, exhibited by Curtis Tedrow were both purchased by Triple E Services for $1,200 each.
The reserve champion ham was exhibited by Tyler White. The 24 pound ham sold for $75 a pound, for a total of $1,800 to Antero Resources.
The reserve champion bacon was exhibited by George Brown. The bacon weighed 7.25 pound and was sold for $185 per pound to Union Bank, Inc. for a grand total of $1,526.25.
The scholarship ham and bacon was donated by the Morris Family. The ham was purchased by the Wileyville VFD for $2,600. Wetzel County Sheriff Mike Koontz purchased the bacon for $725.
Two 25th Anniversary Viking Glass Scholarship Bells were auctioned off for $400 each to WesBanco and Shawn Kuhn.
The Bob Coen Memorial Scholarship ham was donated by Cheyenne Coen and sold to Wileyville VFD for. $2,500.
The FFA Jacket was sold to County Road Fords for $1,000.
Exhibitors for this years show were as follows: Alex Bassett, Ali Hawkins, Annie Fox, Ashley Phillips, Austin Slider, Bailie Fayad, Bayli Fluharty, Braden Cottrill, Brenden Cumberlidge, Bryce Bartrug, Chalea Cottrill, Cheyenne Coen, Clayton Young, Cody Soles, Cole Miller, Curtis Tedrow, Deanna Davis, Destiny Eastham, Devann Fox, Emily Metz, Garrett Fox, Gavyn Tedrow, George Brown, Hailey Eastham, Hunter Partridge, Iris Woodward, Jacob Kuhn, Jared Young, Jenna Dallison, Jocelyn Prado, Josh Arrick, Justin Bassett, Kadyn Fluharty, Kaitlynn Eastham, Katherine Henderson, Kayla Matthews, Lane Kolat, Logan Bassett, Madison Greathouse, Maggie Ueltschy, Mahalah Britton, Marisa Shannon, Morgan Moore, Nathen Eastham, Olivia Yeater, Preston Kuhn, Rebeckah Barnette, Riley Fluharty, Samantha Morris, Savannah Horner, Shannon Brown, Sharon Gump, Tori Hawkins, Trevor Kuhn, Tyler White, Whitney Gump, Will Akers and Wyatt Bard.
Buyer’s and doners were as follows: Tim Bassett, National Wild Turkey Federation, A-L Concrete, Denoon Log Yard, Morris Trucking and Excavating, DAC Energy, Hulsey Family Farms, Ridge 2 River Realty, Dobbs Limousin Farm, Steve Long, Kenneth Parrish, Shawn Kuhn, Jenny Stoneking, Greg Morris (Candidate for Wetzel County Commissioner), Ace Home Center, Simons Market, Williams Funeral Home, Jarvis Williams Funeral Home, John Ueltschy, Carl Kernan, Wileyville VFD, Soles Farm, Misty Valley Farm, Town and Country Days, Brian and Tracy Thomas, Witschey’s Market, Antero Resources, Dominion Energy (Hastings), Miss Blues Restaurant, Tennant Funeral Home, BB Smith for County Commission, Hundred Lumber Company, Young Farm, Williams Energy, Dallison Logging, PD Inc, Yeater Boer Goat Farm, Enerfab, Litman Excavating, Sam and Marie Morris, Varner Farms, Sheriff Mike Koontz, Thistle Dew Farm, Mark Partridge, Eric Yost Excavating, Inc, Ole Bucks Farm, First Exchange Bank, Clem Frohnapfel, Logan Hassig, Henderson Farms, H.F. Gas, Wetzel County Assessor Scott Lemley, Hundred Insurance Agency, WesBanco, Union Bank (Hundred and New Martinsville offices), Antero Resources Production, Dallison Lumber, Bill Jones, McDonald’s, Hundred Farm Supply, Union Bank, Inc, Ueltschy Farms, Triple E Services, Ronald Morrison Auction Services, Country Roads Ford, Knights Farm Supply, Henderson Club Lambs, Mountain Valley Veterinary Clinic and Fayad Family Farm.