OLD WASHINGTON, Ohio -- Area residents and businesses once again showed their overwhelming support for local 4-H programs on Friday in Old Washington.
According to the Guernsey County Junior Fair Board, Friday's Junior Fair Sale netted $448,813 for this year's participants - almost $80,000 more than last year's sale total. The Junior Fair Board report showed that 480 lots - including cattle, sheep, and dairy products - were sold during Friday's sale.
The largest price-per-pound sale belonged to Janetta Wells and her Champion Market Hog, at $37.50-per-pound. The Champion Market Steer owned by Skylee Moore sold for $23-per-pound, while the Champion Market Lamb owned by Raelene Frame sold for $17-per-pound.
In addition to being held a day earlier, the Junior Fair Sale was also spread between two locations this year, allowing the sale to conclude around four hours earlier than in 2012, when only one location was used. Last year, the Junior Fair Sale raised $373,115.