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Youngsters' hard work shows in annual sale

Mar. 07, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

HUNTINGTON -- The hard work and persistence of 40 FFA and 4-H members from Cabell and Lincoln counties were on display Thursday morning during the 25th Annual Ham, Bacon and Egg Show and Sale at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

The event annually includes a complimentary breakfast that includes country ham, bacon and eggs that were raised and processed by the youth members of those organizations.

The show annually raises about $20,000 for the participants, many of whom put the money toward their college educations.

The show raised $30,000 during its most successful year in 2008.

That was the year that three individual bidding records were set in each category of sale.

The highest price paid for a Grand Champion Ham was $3,000, and $2,000 was the record price for both the Grand Champion Bacon and Grand Champion Egg categories.

The event not only marks the end of a lot of effort from the participants, but it also provides the business community a chance to support youth in the area, Chris Preston, assistant vice president of Ohio Valley Bank, said in a press release.

"Not only are these youth learning the business of agriculture, they are learning life skills that will be with them forever," he said.

Buyers who purchased meat products during the show also had the opportunity to have that meat sliced at Nelson's Meat Processing and Smoke House at no additional charge.

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