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Ham, Bacon, Eggs and Bread Sale Raises Over $51,000

By Staff | Mar 14, 2018

Photos by Chad Turner From left, Jace Glover holds the Grand Champion ham for purchaser David Bowyer. Creed Ammons holds the Reserve Champion ham purchased by Robert George of Momentive.

Tyler County FFA held its annual Ham, Bacon, Egg and Bread Sale on March 8 and a total of $51,811.35 raised. There were a total of 75 hams, 75 bacons, 10 dozen eggs, 10 loaves of bread, 2 scholarship pieces, and 7 resales for the scholarship fund.

The Grand Champion ham weighed 22.7 lbs. and was exhibited by Jace Glover. It was sold to David Bowyer at $45 a pound for a total of $1,021.50. The Reserve ham weighed 23.2 lbs. and was exhibited by Creed Ammons It sold for $40 a pound to Momentive for a grand total of $928.

The Grand Champion bacon weighed 7.6 lbs. and was exhibited by Breauna Anderson. It sold to Long Reach Federal Credit Union for $125 a pound totaling $950. The Reserve bacon weighed 7.9 lbs. and was exhibited by Jace Glover. The bacon was sold to DAQ Energy at $80 per pound totaling $632.

The Grand Champion eggs were presented by Alex Greathouse and were purchased by Kim Ruble of Keller Farms for $800 while the Reserve eggs were exhibited by Lunden Wagner and purchased by David Bowyer for $500.

The Grand Champion bread was exhibited by Jaden Forester and was purchased by Linda Hoover Tyler County Board of Education, for $450. The reserve bread was presented by Breauna Anderson and was purchased by Ridge 2 River Realty for $400.

From left, Breauna Anderson holds the Grand Champion bacon purchased by Long Reach Federal Credit Union, while Jace Glover holds the Reserve Champion bacon purchased by DAC Energy.

The Tyler FFA scholarship ham sold for $950 to Fred Glover, while the Tyler FFA scholarship bacon sold for $500 to Union Bank.

This is the 68th year for the auction, and the students put in a great deal of time and effort in preparing for this event.

Of course, none of it could be possible without the dedicated support of the community and generosity of the purchasers.

The FFA wants to give special thanks to all of the registered buyers which include: Schupbach’s Used Cars, Cedar Run Farm, Chris Metz-State Farm, Becky Wells, Wable Ford, Phillips Drug, Josh & Tomela Paden, Shannon Huffman, Slay Transportation, Joe & Amy Glover, John Steele, Jack Hayes Tyler County Assessor, Carla Rabel, Country Roads Store, Mitch Corley, D.K. Baker Trucking, David L. Kelly: Candidate- House of Delegates, D6, Derrick Rine, Josh Leek, Tyler County Commission, WesBanco, Gary L. Rymer, Mike Griffin, Karl Rine, Tyler County Farm Bureau, Dorman Ash, Gary W. Crislip, Mike & Jane Glover, Baker & Sons Farm, Main St. Quick Stop, Corner 2 Corner Land Surveying, Mike Smith for Tyler County Commissioner, Ralph Thomas Candidate For Tyler Board Of Education, Fred Glover, Perkins Oil & Gas, Perkins Supply, Antero Resources, Roseanne Eastham: Candidate for County Commission, Tristin Jenkins, Charles Clark, Doaks Greenhouse, Merle Chaplin, Kim Ruble: Keller Farms, Jason Mathers, Union Bank, Inc., Country Roads Minerals: Bill Woodburn, Witscheys Market, Dennis Strode. Scott Strode: Candidate for County Commissioner, Mary Dotson: Tyler County Magistrate, Long Reach Federal Credit Union, West Union Bank, Morris Trucking & Excavating, Heritage COOP of Marietta, Ace Home Center, D & L Trailer Sales, Carl Stephens, McDonalds, Boggs Pizza N Grill, Jarrett Thompson, DAC Energy, Hickman Farms, Jeff Morris, Dale Bonav, James L. Stewart, Anderson Farms: Steve Anderson, Denoon Lumber Company, Tallman Hill Farm, Tyler County Fair, Flesher Farms, Brian Weigle – Tyler County Sheriff, Hadley Farms, Linda L Hoover Tyler County Board of Ed, Huffman Farms: Mike Huffman, Steven Thomas: Candidate for Tyler Co Commission, Mike Galluzzo: Republican Candidate For Tyler Co Commission, Momentive, Ridge 2 River Reality, Bobby George, Luke Furbee: Proscecuting Attorney, Jerry Williams, Farmers Exchange LLC, Cabin Run Farms, The Fort, Valley Towing & Auto Repair: Roger Billiter, Billiter Family Farm: Roger Billiter, Connie Boyd, Tom & Becky Langsdorf, 4 Senses Massage & Bodywork, David Bowyer, Gary Hamilton, Inc., Henderson Farm Club Lambs, T & K Enterprises, State Ridge Farm, James Utt, George A. Eddy, Seckman Farms, Tyler County Speedway, Haley Stewart, John Parker: Local 132 Oper., Kenneth Paden, PJ Wells: Tyler County Board of Education, Alex Northcraft: Candidate for Tyler Board of Ed, David Todd, Mountain Valley Vet, Marcus Nichols, Steve and Tracey Bell. The sale committee extends grateful appreciation to: Mr. TimeAiken, President of Union Bank, Inc. for providing ribbons for the exhibits. Miss Natasha Robinson, University of Kentucky Extension Service for judging the hams and bacons. Mr. John Smith, Agriculture Instructor, Magnolia High School for judging the hams and bacons. Mr. Kent Yoho, Principal of Tyler Consolidated High School, for providing facilities for the show and sale. Mrs. Robin Daquilante, Superintendent of Tyler County Schools, for being supportive through the Ham and Bacon process. Heritage Farms for providing bags. Joe Pyles Auctioneering Services Mt. Morris P.A.

Jaden Forester holds the Grand Champion bread purchased by Linda Hoover. Breauna Anderson holds the Grand Reserve bread purchased by Ridge 2 River Realty.

Left, Alex Greathouse holds the Grand Champion eggs purchased by Kim Ruble. Right, Lunden Wagner holds the Reserve Champion eggs purchased by David Bowyer.