2008 Porter County Fair 4-H auction: Jim
Chaplin, owner of Shady Lawn Florist, purchased the Reserve Champion
Simmental Steer from his grandchildren at the Thursday evening Livestock
Auction at the Porter County Fair. Pictured from left to right are buyer Jim
Chaplin, 4-H members Christopher and Stephanie Chaplin and the children’s
mother Beth Chaplin. The Steer was purchased for $1.25 per lb.
Reserve Champion Meat Ducks: Showing off their Reserve
Champion Meat Ducks are Kelly Tofte-Patrick and her daughter Amanda
Tofte-Patrick of Jackson Township. The ducks were purchased by Circle R Farms
Local Buyer: Sutton Excavating of Chesterton purchased Champion Pen of Two
swine for $2.75 per pound at last night’s Livestock Celebration Auction at
the Porter County Fair. The company also purchased Reserve Champion Roasters.
Pictured left to right are Miss Porter County Haleigh Yergler, seller Jenna
Jessen, and friend Ashley Kneifel, buyers, Rudy Sutton and Randy Darnell, 4-H
achievement ambassadors Aris Ringas and Clay Thomas.
LEL buys Grand Champion Steer: Lake Erie Land Company purchased this
year’s Grand Champion Steer for $3.00 per pound at the Porter County Fair
Livestock Celebration Auction. Pictured from left to right are sellers
parents Matt and Pam Herzog with son Stetson, Miss Porter County Haleigh
Yergler, 4-H achievement ambassador Clay Thomas, buyer Keith Sharpe and
seller Justin Herzog.
Preparing to Show: 4-H member Jeanne Bullock of Liberty Hotshots prepares
to show her 2nd place lamb. Jeanne will be a senior this fall at Chesterton
In the Show Ring: 4-H member Jeni Tofte-Tourloukis
of Jackson Township is in the show ring with her individual pig during this
year’s Porter County Fair 4-H Celebration Auction. The fair continues through
Darnell family buys steer: The Darnell Family of Chesterton has supported
4-H for more than 25 years. The Reserve Champion Market Heffer was purchased
by the Darnell Family for $1.75 per pound. Pictured left to right are buyers
Randy Darnell holding grandaughter Morgan, and standing in back his son Mike
Darnell shown with seller 4-H member Stephanie Chaplin.
Blooms Buy Reserve Champion Bronze Turkey: Carol Bloom of Jackson Township
purchased this year’s Reserve Champion Bronze Turkey sold by 4-Hers Jeni and
Gianis Tofte-Patrick. Pictured left to right are Miss Porter County Fair
Haleigh Yergler, Jeni and Gianis Tofte- Patrick, buyer Carol Bloom of Bloom
Angus Farms of Jackson Township and standing behind are 4-H achievement
ambassadors Sierra Gearhart and Anthony Zeese. Carol and her husband Don also
have purchased the Grand Champion Steer Banner for more than 15 years.
Supporting 4-H: Bob and Vicki Rhoda of Liberty Township purchased the
Champion White Turkey sold by Krystal Phelps. Pictured left to right are 4-H
achievement ambassador Anthony Zeese, Miss Porter County Haleigh Yergler,
buyer, Vicki Rhoda, Krystal’s grandfather Roe Phelps, seller Krystal Phelps,
4-H achievement ambassador Sierra Gearhart and buyer Bob Rhoda.
Reserve Grand Champion Eggs: Adam Tofte-Patrick of Jackson Township sold
his dozen eggs for $325 to a Medaryville buyer at Thursday evening’s 4-H
Celebration Auction at the Porter County Fair.
Grand Champion Holstein Milk: 4-H member David Jones, 8th grader at
Chesterton Middle School, is shown at right with his Holstein cow in the
auction ring of this year’s Porter County Fair Celebration Auction. Shown at
left holding the prize winning gallon of milk in a basket, which was sold for
$400, is friend and 4-H member Chris Ruge.
Reserve Grand Champion Holstein Milk: 4-H member Elisabeth Jones of
Chesterton will be a junior this fall at Chesterton High School. She is shown
with her Holstein after the gallon of milk was sold for $350 at the Porter
County Fair Celebration Auction on Thursday.
(Tribune photos by Dana Gilbertson)