JOHN DAY - More than 130 animals were sold during the 2002 Kiwanis 4-H Auction held Saturday, Aug. 10, for the first time in the new Grant County Family Heritage Foundation building.

The 67 hogs, 30 steers and 36 lambs raised and shown by 4-H members brought in an impressive $130,954.31.

John Black showed his grand champion hog and sold it to Chester's Thriftway for a price tag totaling $726. Janelle Lawrence's reserve grand champion sold to Winegar Excavating for $630.

Brittany Lawrence's grand champion steer went to Iron Triangle LLC for a bid of $2,494 while Lindy Black's reserve grand champion sold to Chester's Thriftway for $2,019.

Megan Gilliam sold her grand champion sheep for a high bid of $580 from Chester's Thriftway and the Izee Ranch purchased Russell Clark's reserve grand champion sheep for $556.75.

While actual sales for animals totaled $130,954.31, an additional $1,495 was raised from other revenues such as chicken sales, donations to various 4-H clubs or donations for animals that didn't sell in the auction.

In addition, the Grant County Family Heritage Foundation also received $3,412.32, which was comprised from animals sold, resold and add-ons.

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