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Left to Right:
--$400 per gallon: He won’t always get that much per
gallon, but Thursday night brought David Jones, 12, a whopping $400 for a
gallon of milk from his Grand Champion Holstein Dairy Cow, Goldie, at the
4-H Celebration Sale. He threw in two packages of cookies to sweeten the
deal. Jones is a member of the Lakeshore Drifters 4-H Club and will be a
sixth grader at Westchester Middle School this fall.
--R.V. Sutton bids on Grand Champs: R.V. Sutton Excavating
was the top bidder for this Grand Champion Pen of Two, owned by Amanda Tofte-Patrick,
a Jackson Volunteer. Pictured left to right are Porter County Fair Queen
Jessica Spoljaric, Rudy Sutton, Amanda Tofte-Patrick, Spencer Sutton, Nancy
Sutton and Kate Seramur, 4-H Achievement Ambassador. The Sutton’s winning
bid was $2.50 per pound for the two, which each weighed 254 pounds.
Jeni Tofte-Tourloukis earned $500 with
her Champion White Turkey at Thursday’s 4-H Celebration Sale of livestock.
Left to right are Jeni, with Amanda Tofte-Patrick holding the bird. Back
row, Jessica Spoljaric, 2006 Porter County Fair Queen; Kellie Boo, 4-H
Achievement Ambassador, Vicki and Bob Rhoda, top bidders and Kate Seramur,
4-H Achievement Ambassador. Jeni is a Jackson Volunteer 4-H Club member.
--At the auction:
Chris Krause, 15, garnered $1.40 per
pound for his First Place Chianna Steer, which weighed in at 1110 pounds, at
Thursday evening’s 4-H Celebration Sale. He also earned Reserve Grand
Champion with his Beef Carcass entry. Krause, a member of the Jackson
Volunteers 4-H Club, will be a Chesterton High School sophomore this fall.
--To market, to market:
Adam Tofte-Patrick worked the ring
with his 266 pound barrow, earning a bid of $2.50 per pound at Thursday’s
4-H Celebration Sale. Tofte-Patrick is a member of the Jackson Volunteers
--Three to get ready:
Matthew Lutze, 10, had three sheep
to get ready for Thursday night’s 4-H Celebration Sale, two ewes and this
Hampshire wether, Shammie. Lutze, a Jackson Volunteer, is earning some of
his college money with his auctioned sheep.
--Getting ready for the ring: Sprucing up her Hampshire
ewe, Ra, for the auction ring Thursday is Elena Lutze, 13, of Jackson
Township. Earlier this week Lutze, who brought three Hampshire ewes to the
fair, won First Place in the Sheep Lead Class, with her “sheep skirt”
costume she made herself.
(Tribune photos by Margaret L. Willis)