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Harford Fair raised $228,000 for Susquehanna 4-H

HARFORD, Pa. -- The 43rd Annual Susquehanna County 4-H Livestock Sale was held in conjunction with the Harford Fair on Saturday, August 24th. A total of 171 lots were sold, which included four gallons of milk representing the champion dairy cows. Seventy three buyers supported youth by purchasing animals at the sale. The sale grossed over $228,000; which is a sale to mark down in the record books.

Not only was this a record breaking sale, it was a sale to remember as Williams, the gas and oil company, graciously presented $5000 to the Susquehanna County 4-H program and the Harford Fair. These proceeds will be used as a joint effort of improving the hog barn and current show arena. The check was presented by Ryan Stalker who spoke to the crowd about how happy Williams is to be supporting the 4-H Program and the Harford Fair.

Prior to selling the animals, the Susquehanna County 4-H Livestock Committee awarded three scholarships to senior members Brianna Smarkusky, Nicholson; Cassie Clark, Springville; and Devon Greenwood, Springville. Further, the family of Paul Baldwin presented two monetary awards to Douglas Brooks of Hop Bottom and Cassie Clark of Springville. These awards are given in memory of Paul Baldwin, and are presented to youths who exemplified helping and service throughout their 4-H career. Another special award given was a scholarship in memory of Glynn Corey. It was awarded to Cassie Clark, and was presented by the Corey Family, who selects the recipient.

Gallons of milk sold on behalf of the champion and reserve champion Holstein and colored breed cows at the Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Roundup.

Emory Bewley of Susquehanna had a gallon of milk from Kingsmill Asteroid Toto-ET sell for $1350 to Cochecton Mills and Dana Empet, dairy nutrition consultant. The reserve grand champion gallon from a Holstein was sold by Kyle Vanderfeltz. Milk from his cow, Elm-Spring Toystory Saxton, sold for $1250 to Montrose Large Animal Service.

The grand champion colored breed cow was a Jersey named SSF Governor Triumph exhibited by Patrick Curley. His gallon sold for $1100 to Rome Vet Clinic. The reserve grand champion gallon of milk was sold by Kyle Vanderfeltz to the Wyalusing Livestock Market for $1150. His Jersey cow is Van-Fel Legal Jumpy 851.

The Susquehanna County 4-H Livestock Sale High Volume Buyer was B&S Quarries, Montrose.

Sale participants and organizers thank all buyers for their support. A very special thank you goes to Bingham’s Restaurant for donating the meal served to the buyers during the sale’s Appreciation Luncheon.

Special thanks and appreciation also goes to the auctioneers who donated their time at the sale: Leon Button, Jacob Hottle, Michael Lopatofsky, Gerald Pennay, Sr., Jerry Pennay, Jr., Ken Rivenburg, Ron Sands, Dick Sands and Wayne Weaver.