POINT PLEASANT — Prior to Friday’s livestock sale, local youth from 4H clubs and FFA chapters were honored in the show ring with various awards.
First up, Kenly Arbogast was recognized as the top exhibitor in 4H with Jr. Miss 4H Sarah Deem coming in second place.
This was the 10th year for the Kenneth “Sonny” Fry Memorial Award which goes to a 4H and FFA member in the market feeder calf division. This year Adam Wilson won in the senior division with Courtney Young winning in the junior division.
The Bill McDermitt Memorial Award goes to the person showing the highest placing feeder calf who plans on attending college. This year the award went to Danielle Foglesong.
The Donnie Hill Memorial Award, now in its 42nd year, goes to a 4H or FFA member for outstanding leadership during the Mason County Fair. Receiving this award were Levi Wright for 4H and Kelly Belcher for FFA.
The Carl Dunham Memorial Award presented by BRG Farm is for a 4H or FFA member presently attending or who has been accepted to attend a college, technical or advanced vocational shool. The award is for those young people enrolled in a market steer project. This year the award went to Derrick Jackson.
The Harold Ridenour Memorial Award is given to the top 4H’er in the electrical project category. This year the award went to David Kapp.
The clean stall awards, presented to exhibitors in the replacement heifer barn, went to Adam Thomas and Jaden Buttrick.
This year’s Born and Raised awards were presented as follows:
Derek Schwartz received the Born and Raised Award for commercial feeder calf from Drop Tine Properties.
Mary Grace Workman received the Born and Raised Award for market goat from Bob’s Market and Greenhouses.
Allison Hatfield received the Born and Raised Award for replacement heifer from Pursley Carpentry and J and T Shorthorn.
Tori Beth Walker received the Born and Raised Award for market lamb presented by City Ice and Fuel.
Christian Pyles received the Born and Raised Award for market hog by Eastman’s Foodland.
There was no Born and Raised Award for market steer this year.
Also, Peoples Bank presented its annual fair scholarship at the awards ceremony, marking the scholarships’s 50th anniversary. Winners were Adam Wilson, first place, Derrick Jackson, second place, Brandon Sayre, third place, Fair Queen Mary Grace Workman, alternate.
More photos from Friday’s awards ceremony appear inside this edition.
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