CANYON CITY - During the Northwest Meat Processors Convention in Portland March 14-15, Russell's Custom Meats & Deli received the Champion Award for bone-in ham and Reserved Grand Champion for boneless ham. The local business fared well in competition among 25-30 processors from Oregon Washington and Idaho. Owners Del and Jana Woodcock attended the convention as well as employees Duane and Joan Henry.
Russell's has participated in the competition for the past 20 years. Woodcocks have owned the business for the past seven years.