We would like to congratulate our 4 adult prize basket winners from the Knox County Fair!
Hog #1 – Sarah Row of Mount Vernon won a 222 pound hog from Meredith Overholt from Fredericktown. The purchase price was $3.75 a pound giving a total price of $832.50. Meredith is a part of Country Critters 4-H Club. WNZR purchased this hog with Kokosing Inc.
Hog #2 – Theresa Cobb of Mount Vernon won a 236 pound hog from Natalie Caudill from Centerburg. The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $708. Natalie belongs to the Centerburg FFA. WNZR purchased this hog with A+ Autobrokers.
Hog #3 – Grace Pozderac of Mount Vernon won a 262 pound hog from Jeremiah McKinley from Fredericktown. The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $786. 4-H Club is Green Valley Giants. (WNZR purchased this hog with Kokosing Inc.)
Hog #4 – Rebecca Comerford of of Fredericktown won a 223 pound hog from Riley Farrell from Newark. The purchase price was $3.00 a pound giving a total price of $669. Riley is a member of the Lighthouse 4H Club. (WNZR purchased this hog with A+ Autobrokers.)
We’d like to give a big thank you to all the 4-H kids, and our sponsors who made this prize basket possible!
Today is raspberry cake day, and oh my goodness, I would like to take this moment to formally thank my old high school friend’s mom, Mrs. Ritz. She made the most delicious raspberry, white chocolate layer cake for our Fine Arts Gala every year, and it is still, hands down, the best cake I’ve ever had.
Here are some fun raspberry facts for you…
- Raspberries are a type of fruit known as an aggregate fruit. Aggregate fruits have flowers with multiple ovaries and each ovary produces druplets around a core formed by the flower. Each druplet could actually be considered a separate fruit.
- There are over 200 different known species of raspberries but only 2 species are grown on a large scale.
- Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fibre, low in calories and supply you with a good dose of folic acid. In addition to that, they are high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium.
- Scotland is an unlikely raspberry haven. It’s famous for its raspberry growing. In the late 1950s, raspberries were brought down from Scotland to London on a steam train known as the Raspberry Special.
Thanks for listening!