The 45th annual 4-H and FFA Ham and Bacon Show was held in Wetzel County Friday evening, bringing in $51,860.50 for the student exhibitors.
Hundred High School FFA Advisor Virgil Wilkins, who was instrumental in starting the show, said he is proud of its longevity. "I hope we've helped so many young people," said Wilkins.
The grand champion ham, exhibited by Cheyenne Coen, sold for $150 per pound to Underwood Timber and Chipwood. Weighing in at 23.75 pounds, the grand total was $3,562.50. The grand champion bacon, weighing seven pounds, was purchased by Assessor Scott Lemley for $205 per pound, or $1,435. It was exhibited by Peyton Jones. Curtis Tedrow showed the grand champion eggs, which were purchased for $500 by Union Bank of Hundred.
Exhibitor Peyton Jones presents the grand champion bacon to Assessor Scott Lemley who purchased the item for $1,435.
The reserve champion ham was exhibited by Paige Shriver and purchased by Trans Energy. They paid $50 per pound, or $1,100, for the 22-pound ham. Rider Scyoc showed the reserve champion bacon that weighed 6.25 pounds. DAC (Drilling Appalachia Corporation) bought it for $145 per pound, or $906.25. The reserve champion eggs were purchased for $525 by Henderson Farms from exhibitor Lathe Ueltschy.
This year the purchasers of the grand and reserve products received a t-shirt proudly announcing their purchase. Also, all buyers received a recognition plaque.
The show also sold a scholarship ham for $2,500 to the Wileyville Volunteer Fire Department and scholarship bacon for $850 to Ken Parrish. Both of those items were donated by Henderson Farm. A Carharrt FFA jacket was also auctioned for the scholarship fund. It was purchased for $1,200 by Glover Trucking.
During the show this year's scholarship winners were recognized. They are Taylor Ashcraft, Chris Varner, and Kirk Shriver, all of Hundred High School; Samantha Thomas, Sophia Adams, and Ruby Morris of Valley High School; and Brandon Gump of Magnolia High School. Each will receive a $500 scholarship after successfully completing their first semester of college.
Producers that sold items at the show were: Alyssa Kinkade, Annaliese Henderson, Annie Barr, Bodee Scyoc, Brandon Gump, Brandon White, Brittany Greathouse, Cassandra Henderson, Cheyenne Coen, Chris Varner, Colby Sidenstricker, Curtis Tedrow, Davin Copeland, Desaray Cowart, Dylan Longwell, Ethan Umstead, Holden Moore, Holli Schell, Jacob Ueltschy, JD Morris, Jim Smallwood, Kailee Haught, Katherine Henderson, Katrina Morgan, Kaylin Anderson, Kirk Shriver, Lathe Ueltschy, Leanna Blake, Lily Morris, Logan Kuhn, Maggie Hornbeck, Mary Bassett, Melanie Thomas, Meliah Umstead, Melissa Yoho, Nicholle Cummingham, Paige Shriver, Patrick Allen, Peyton Jones, Rachel Wyatt, Rider Scyoc, Rocky Tennant, Ruby Morris, Ryan Lemley, Samantha Thomas, Sharon Gump, Sophia Adams, Taylor Ashcraft, Victoria Stevens, Whitney Gump.
Buyers were: AL Concrete; Perkins Supply; Perkins Oil and Gas; Glover's Oil and Gas; Circle G Farm; Ken Parrish; Glover's Trucking; American Legion Post #120, Hundred; Matt, Leah, and Callie Briggs; The Feed Store; Palmer's Funeral Home; Mon Valley Integration; Town and Country Days; Williams Funeral Home; Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home; Simon's Market; Weldon's Office Supplies; Hometown Gas; Dallison Lumber; DAC Energy; David Morris; First Exchange Bank, Hundred; Hyde's Meat Packing; Hydro Power Inc.; Schupbach's Valley Motor Company; Eric Hayhurst, Esquire; Alpha and Omega Farm; Dominion Transmission, Inc.; WesBanco Bank Inc.; Witschey's Market; Ace Home Center; Kathy Longwell; Wileyville Volunteer Fire Department; Denoon Lumber Company; Eric Yost Excavating Inc.; Hundred Farm Supply; Jean's Country Florist; HG Energy; Valley Towing Auto Repair and Auto Glass; Thistledew Farm; Larry Lemon; Norris Pharmacy; Union Bank; Hundred Lumber Company; Wild Turkey Federation; Adams Truck Matting; McDonald's; Henderson Farms; Logan Hassig; Spears General Contracting; Underwood Timber, Chipwood; John Bridgeman; Farm Credit; Hundred Insurance; Chad Stewart; Anderson Excavating; EMC LLC Backwoods; Trans Energy; Miss Blue Restaurant; Tennant Funeral Home; Allen Rush; Gary Tedrow; John Edward Brookover; Scott Lemley, Wetzel County Assessor; Michelle Cunningham; Barbara and Carolton Norris; Huskie Lumber Company.