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North Carolina State Fair junior livestock sale brightens the futures of area youth
Harris Teeter purchased $54,000 in livestock and the money goes back in the pockets of the young winners.
Raleigh, NC - Junior livestock champion and reserve champion winners took home a total of $54,000 dollars at the N.C. State Fair Junior Livestock Auction, Saturday, Oct. 18, with Harris Teeter Foodmarkets placing the winning bids on all grand and reserve champion steers, barrows, lambs, and turkeys.

Harris Teeter is a proud sponsor of the Sale of Champions at the North Carolina State Fair. "All the money raised goes right back to the children showing these animals, rewards them for their hard work and perseverance, and helps go towards their future education, that's exactly why Harris Teeter is here today," said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.

The grand champion steer, shown by Sarah Mehaffey of Clyde, NC brought 15,000 dollars at auction, the reserve champion steer, shown by Garrett Jones of Kinston, NC bringing 8,000 dollars. The champion steer weighed 1,306 pounds and the reserve champion weighed in at 1,277 pounds.

Harris Teeter also won bids on the grand champion junior market barrow, shown by Jared Barwick of Deep Run, NC. The reserve junior market barrow, shown by Lauren Hollis of Bailey, NC.

The grand champion junior market lamb, shown by Cameron Sasser of Albemarle, NC. The reserve grand champion, shown by Sydney Cox of Trenton, NC.

The grand champion turkey, shown by Justin Whitley of Wilson, NC. The reserve champion turkey, shown by Brittany Lockabill of Lexington, NC.

Harris Teeter is committed to helping eliminate hunger in the communities we serve. All the protein from the livestock auction will be donated to the Food Bank of North Carolina. "Harris-Teeter and their gift of high-quality protein from the State Fair wins the blue ribbon. On behalf of nearly 400,000 low-income children, working poor, and elderly in our region, thank you," said Jane Cox, Executive Director of the Food Bank of North Carolina.

For more information contact Andrea Ashby at 919-733-2105.