The Coshocton County Beacon October 11, 2017 - Page 17

THE BEACON 17 www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com OCTOBER 11, 2017 Sale of Champions showcases youth achievements By Beth Scott beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com COSHOCTON – Th e Junior Fair Auction is always an exciting night for 4-H mem- bers to showcase their grand and reserve grand champion livestock. Hunter Arena was packed Th ursday, Oct. 5 as animals were sold to the highest bidder and 4-H members said goodbye (some tearfully) to their animals. Th e grand champion dairy feeder was the fi rst animal on the auction block. Th is prize-winning animal was raised by Ryan Greten and sold to People’s Bank. “I want to thank them very much for buying him,” said Greten. “I’m planning to put the money toward college.” Th e reserve grand champion dairy feeder was exhibited by Dakota William- son and purchased by the Jeff Drennen Dealerships. “I’d like to thank him a lot,” said Wil- liamson. “I’ve been working really hard getting ready for show day and it paid off in the end.” Th e grand champion market chicken was purchased by Josh and Julia Fisher and exhibited by Claire Killiany. Th e reserve grand champion market chicken was exhibited by Peyton Shroyer and purchased by AK Steel. Th e grand champion market wether goat was exhibited by Hunter Cannon and purchased by Grillin’ Dave Style who has been bidding on animals at the Coshocton County Fair for 35 years. “I wanted to come down and support the kids in this county,” he said. “I had another company in Coshocton for 30 years and I was a supporter of this sale then. Just helping the youth out in this county is important.” Th e reserve grand champion market Mark Fortune | Beacon Emily Bookless, center, earned the coveted title of Showman of Showmen at the Coshocton County Fair on Wednesday evening, Oct. 4. She is a junior at Ridgewood High School and a member of the Kamelid Kushers. Bookless is pictured with all four of the previous winners of the contest. From left are: Rachel Duncan, Waverly Reidenbach, Bookless, Liz Porteus, and Jenna Wyler. For more photos of the contest visit our website and click on the photo gallery at www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com. FROM PAGE 1 Times 4-H; Evan Duncan, Ridgerun- ners 4-H; Abigail Lillibridge, Above & Beyond 4-H; Abbie Kellish, Ridgewood FFA; Serenity Cannon, Above & Beyond 4-H; Sydney Zinkon, Progressive Live- stock 4-H; Emily Burrier, Happy Tracks 4-H; and the winner, Emily Bookless, Kamelid Kushers 4-H. Th e contest is sponsored by the Ridge- wood FFA Alumni and the Coshocton County 4-H Advisory Committee. Th e winner receives $500 and each of the other contestants receives $25. It means a lot to win this contest - I have been working really hard to get it, it just blew my mind when I got it.” Bookless said, “I practiced all day. I’ve been doing my research on the internet, basic facts, terminology of each animal, it really blew my mind. Th at really helped a lot.” Other competitors were: Alex Incarna- to, Extreme Achievers; Madison Whitt, Ridgewood FFA; Hunter Cannon, Good wether goat went to Diane McCoy, Cami- la Graham, Coshocton County Clerk of Courts, Susan Turner, Coshocton County Recorder, and Keith McCoy. It was exhib- ited by Shelby Cannon. “It’s very emotional,” said Cannon about letting her goat go. She plans to save her money from the sale. “I will probably invest it or put it in sav- ings and save it up for college,” she said. Th e grand champion market hog went to Eslich Wrecking Company and was ex- hibited by Kalie Rettos. Th e reserve grand champion market hog was purchased by Miller Funeral Home and exhibited by Bryce Duncan. “Our girls have been involved in 4-H the last fi ve or six years,” said Matt Miller. “So we know what it takes to raise these hogs and we love coming out and sup- porting these kids.” Th e grand champion market turkey was raised by Janay Fetzer and pur- chased by Wiley’s Finest / Organic Technologies. “I greatly thank them,” said Fetzer. “Th is is my last year of 4-H and this will help with college.” Paul Wiley said he enjoys sup- porting the community through the junior fair auction. “We like to support the communi- ty and see the hard work of all these 4-H kids,” said Wiley. “It gives them work ethic.” Th e reserve grand champion market turkey was raised by Johna- than Woodward and purchased by Coshocton Trucking. Th e grand champion market lamb was purchased by Walhonding Valley Sand and Gravel, Th ree Rivers Energy, and ASB Farm and was exhibited by Hunter Meade. “Th ese young people and their families commit a huge amount of time, eff ort, and resources to better themselves and the community,” said Alan Brinker of Th ree Rivers Energy. “We did it a long time ago in 4-H and it’s cool to do this again to help them and in 40 years, they can do this again.” Ezra Helmick of Walhonding Valley Sand and Gravel said that supporting the junior fair auction is a way to give back. “We were 4-H members at one time in life also and people support- ed us,” he said. “It’s about giving back and we hope these people will support our business in the future.” Th e reserve grand champion market lamb was purchased by Th e Home Loan Savings Bank, Lity Scrap Yard, Gemini Corporation, and PSI Industrial Solutions. It was exhibited by Laney Mizer, who has been with her lamb since it was born. “It’s very hard,” she said about letting her lamb Scooby go. She plans to use the money to purchase next year’s lamb and to save for college. Th e grand champion market steer was purchased by the Jeff Drennen Dealer- ships and exhibited by Hunter Mizer. Th e reserve grand champion market steer was raised by Allie McCoy and was also purchased by the Jeff Drennen Dealer- ships. “These young people and their families commit a huge amount of time, eff ort, and resources to bett er themselves and the community. We did it a long time ago in 4-H and it’s cool to do this again to help them and in 40 years, they can do this again.” - Ezra Helmick Th e grand champion market duck was purchased by Century National Bank and Owens and Manning Attorneys and exhibited by Marissa Moore. Th e reserve grand champion market duck was exhib- ited by Jaiden Matthews and purchased by Shelly Materials. “Th ank you so much for buying him,” said Matthews. “I really appreciate it.” Th e grand champion rabbit fryers were purchased by Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home and exhibited by Madalyn Cutshall. Th e reserve grand champion pen of three rabbit fryers were purchased by Muskingum Valley Health Center and raised by Brenna Udder. “It’s sad,” she said about letting her rab- bits go. “But they’re just a project.” Th e supreme goat project went to State Representative Larry A. Householder. Su- preme llama project was sold to Wiley’s Finest / Organic Technologies. Supreme dairy products went to Bakersville Garage, Pearl Valley Cheese, Precision Truck Solutions, and Gerber and Sons. See the special sale of champions sec- tion in the Oct. 18 issue of Th e Beacon for complete information and photos of the junior fair auction.