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By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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Grand Champ

GRAND CHAMP – Carson Read of Decatur 4-H sets up her steer at the Youth Fair auction Saturday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Bidders topped last year’s Youth Fair auction total by almost $13,000 Saturday, spending $278,450 on 134 projects.

Carson Read of Decatur 4-H led off the sale with her grand champion steer at the Wise County Fairgrounds. It was purchased by the Champions and Blue Ribbon Club for $12,000. Reserve champion Ethan Drager of Bridgeport 4-H sold his steer for $7,000, also to the Champions and Blue Ribbon Club.

Winner Winner

WINNER, WINNER – Rebecca Lambert of Paradise 4-H shows off her grand champion market lamb in the arena at the Youth Fair auction Saturday. She also won grand champion market wether. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Other champions and their buyers include:

  • grand champion market hog exhibited by Clint Demmitt of Paradise FFA, $5,500, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • grand champion market lamb exhibited by Rebecca Lambert of Paradise 4-H, $5,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
    Lambert also won grand champion wether, but since each exhibitor can have only one project in the sale, the reserve champion wether moved into the grand champion sale slot.
  • reserve champion wether exhibited by Danae Meadows of Paradise FFA, $5,000, Champions and Blue Ribbin Club
  • grand champion broilers exhibited by Easton Vanover of Slidell/Greenwood 4-H, $1,300, James and Liz Hubbard
  • grand champion meat pen of rabbits exhibited by Brady Mann of Bridgeport 4-H, $1,200, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • overall grand champion 4-H foods exhibited by Connor Richardson of Boyd 4-H, $1,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • overall grand champion FCCLA foods exhibited by Madelyn Causey of Alvord FCCLA, $1,100, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • grand champion agricultural mechanics exhibited by Decatur FFA, $2,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
Top Projects 1

TOP PROJECTS – Clint Demmitt of Paradise FFA drives his champion market hog into the arena for the sale. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Top Projects 2

Easton Vanover of Slidell/Greenwood 4-H holds one of his champion broilers. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Top Projects 3

Connor Richardson of Boyd 4-H sells his yeast bread, the overall grand champion of 4-H foods. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Reserve champions and their buyers include:

  • reserve champion market hog exhibited by Lauryn Luttrull of Decatur 4-H, $5,750, Lynn Long – Wayne Long Cutting Horses
  • reserve champion market lamb Kyle Drews of Decatur FFA, $4,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • reserve champion broilers exhibited by Austin Griffin of Alvord FFA, $800, Karl Klement Dodge/Ford
  • overall reserve champion 4-H foods exhibited by Cale Laaser of Decatur 4-H, $1,000, Lynn Long – Wayne Long Cutting Horses
  • overall reserve champion FCCLA foods Maley Mader of Alvord FCCLA, $800, Karl Klement Dodge/Ford
  • reserve champion horticulture exhibited by Jessi Whisenant of Bridgeport FFA, $750, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • reserve champion agricultural mechanics exhibited by Chico FFA, $1,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club
  • bronze champion market wether exhibited by Zane Allsup of Decatur Jr. FFA, $4,000, Champions and Blue Ribbon Club. Allsup moved to the reserve champion sale slot when Lambert bumped to the grand champion slot.

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