Harris Teeter Supports Area Youth at the North Carolina Junior Livestock Sale of Champions Auction
Harris Teeter purchased $48,000 worth of livestock and the money goes back in the pockets of the young winners
Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter attended the North Carolina State Fair’s Junior Livestock Sale of Champions auction on Saturday, October 16th and placed the winning bids on the grand champion junior market steer, lamb, barrow and turkey. In total, the company awarded $48,000 in prize money to the youth who raised the purchased animals. Harris Teeter will also sell the protein from the livestock auction and donate the dollars to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.
Harris Teeter has been a proud supporter of the sale of champions at the junior livestock auction for over a decade. “The money raised goes back to the children showing the animals, rewards them for their hard work and perseverance, and helps toward their future education,” said Fred Morganthall, President of Harris Teeter.
The grand champion junior market steer was shown by Colleen Jones of Kinston and brought $25,000 at the auction. Blair Batchelor of Nashville showed the grand champion barrow, which was purchased for $12,500; the grand champion lamb raised by Alyson Moore from Selma brought $6,000; and Harris Teeter purchased the grand champion turkey shown by Victoria Pender of Wake Forest for $4,500 at the auction.
Harris Teeter is committed to helping eliminating hunger in the communities it serves. The protein from the livestock auction will be sold and the dollars will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC.