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TCHS Ham, Bacon And Egg Sale a Success

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

Photo provided by Casey Miner Left to right pictured is Agland Co-Op Rick Schaad, Alumni member Lauren Seckman, Lacey Seckman grand and reserve ham exhibitor, and Ridge to River Realty Steve Zechman.

MIDDLEBOURNE – Tyler County youths raised more than $59,000 at the 66th annual Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale.

Tyler Consolidated High School FFA adviser Casey Miner said the sale raised a total of $59,020 on March 10 at the school. It was a great year, she said.

“Some think that we did not have a good year because we did not top last year’s total; however, it was still our second highest grossing sale ever,” she said.

“Our favorite part of the sale is seeing the success of students who truly work hard, and the constant dedication of our supporters,” Miner continued.

Leon Ammons, a longtime agricultural sciences teacher at TCHS, said the continued interest in the yearly event by students and the community have made it a success.

Pictured left to right is Theresa Hamilton, candidate for Tyler County Clerk; Brooke Wright with her grand champion bread, Ashley Fluharty with her reserve champion bread, and Eric Vincent, Candidate for Tyler County Commissioner. (Photo provided by Casey Miner)

“The Tyler FFA knows the importance of keeping traditions alive while exposing students to marketable skills that can only improve their employability,” she said.

Breanna Snyder, vice president of the Tyler FFA and a senior, said she is “excited to now have the money necessary to pay for part of her first year of college.”a

Hali Fluharty was nervous to sell her products, but she was “thrilled to have such support from her community.”

Mindy Bell’s profit will be invested in purchasing the next stage of her Supervised Agricultural Experience program which happens to be a market hog for the Tyler County Fair.

Marcus Nichols, treasurer of the Tyler FFA and a senior who specialized in producing bacon and ham for sale, said he had a good time.

Antero Resources showed its support for Tyler County by purchasing many award winning products at the Ham, Bacon and Egg Show. The company purchased the Grand and Reserve champion bacon, produced by Jasmine Kyle. Representing Antero were Robert Hitt, Josh Wyckoff, and Jacob Ross. (Photo provided by Casey Miner)

TCHS FFA President Lacey Seckman had the grand champion ham, as well as the reserve champion.

Jasmine Kyle had the grand and reserve champion bacon.

Damien Curtis swept the egg category, winning grand and reserve champion.

Brooke Wright had the grand champion bread, while Ashley Fluharty had the reserve champion bread.

The buyers who donated what they purchased or money to the FFA scholarship fund are Ridge to River Realty; Merle Chaplin, Chaplin Dairy; Long Reach Federal Credit Union; Eric Vincent, candidate for Tyler County Commissioner; DAC Energy; Amy Fluharty, Ridge to River Realty; Momentive; Circuit Court Judge Jeff Cramer; Dean Pratt, candidate for Tyler County sheriff; Mary Dotson, candidate for Tyler County magistrate; Steve Anderson; D & L Trailer Sales;D.K. Baker; Dan Grimm, Jerry Williams; Gene Bell; Linda Hoover, candidate for the Tyler County Board of Education; and WesBanco.

Pictures left to right is Tim Aiken, Union Bank of Tyler County; Lacey Seckman with the scholarship bacon; Breanna Snyder with the scholarship ham; and Nelson Hachem, McDonaldás. (Photo provided by Casey Miner)

Damien Curtis displays some Grand Champion eggs that were purchased by Chaplin Dairy (Damien Curtis) and Reserve Champion eggs that were purchased by Long Reach Federal Credit Union (Crystal Rocchio).