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Small sales earn big money

4-H members awarded for their work with sales

“Happy.”

That’s the word market chicken reserve champion Connor Franklin used to describe how he felt about the auction results for his bird, and, based on the smiles, it could probably be applied to most of the kids involved in the Lawrence County fair small animal auction on Saturday.

Franklin, with the Scottown Farmers and Farmerettes 4-H club, earned $2,000 for his bird, while grand champion Lailah Holbrook, also with the Scottown Farmers and Farmerettes, earned $3,000 for her grand prizewinner.

Dynamic Safety, Jim’s Termite and Pest Control, and Riverside Recovery Services shared the $2,000 cost for the reserve champion while Glockner South Point Ford, Basham Realty, Mullens Construction, JR Construction, and Graff Brothers Hardwood Flooring, shared the $3,000 cost for Holbrook’s chicken.

In the market rabbit category, grand champion Leah Gorby, with the Getaway Go Getters, sold her rabbit to a group of officer holders and candidates that included attorney, and candidate for Ironton municipal judge, Mark McCown, Judge Andrew Ballard, Judge Donald Capper, treasurer Stephen Burcham, County Commissioners Bill Pratt, DeAnna Holliday and Freddie Hayes, Jr., assistant prosecutor Kevin Waldo, attorney J.T. Holt, auditor Jason Stephens, clerk of courts Mike Patterson, Larry Kirkpatrick, with the Lawrence County Agricultural Society and fair board, and attorney Randy Lambert, for $2,600.

Reserve Champion Heidi Sites, of the Kitts Hill Willing Workers, sold her market rabbit for $2,300 to Glockner South Point Ford, Guy’s Floor Covering, CitiBank, Slack and Wallace Funeral Home, Custom Printing, Riverside Recovery, Jim’s Termite and Pest Control, Worley Machine Shop, Dynamic Safety Concepts, and 8 Slingers.

Tobacco entrant Devin Barker, with the Get Away Go Getters, sold his crop for $2000 to Riverside Recovery, Jim’s Termite and Pest Control, R&D Giovanni’s, and Wards Service Center.