Tri-State Shootout Benefits Polio PA Youths Exhibit ‘Top Notch’ Breeding Stock
The 26th annual Tristate Shootout boys basketball tournament was held December 26 and 27. For that number of years Berkeley Springs and Hancock rotary clubs have joined together to sponsor this event. It consists of four high schools within about a 15-mile radius of each other and from three states. The high schools involved were Hancock, Southern Fulton, Clear Spring and Berkeley Springs. This year the attendance was excellent as Clear Spring was on a perfect win streak and Southern Fulton had only one loss. These two teams played in the championship round and undoubtedly that helped to increase the attendance.
A program was also printed for which advertising was solicited, and the proceeds from the program and the gate receipts are evenly divided among the four high schools. The two rotary clubs distribute all the funds to the schools.
This year the Interact Club of Southern Fulton was actively involved. The Interactors asked for donations for the eradication of polio. The club had also collected donations for polio at Southern Fulton home games. This Interact Club is only two years old but has already completed numerous service projects on the local and international level.
Heather Kauffman is the faculty sponsor, and Sharon Elbin is the Hancock Rotarian that serves as sponsor for the club.
It is with great pride that Rotarians and Interactors work together to make a difference in their communities. Steve McBee from Berk-eley Springs and Debbie Cohill and Carolyn Clingerman from Hancock work together to make this an ongoing successful project for the clubs and schools.
Pennsylvania’s 4-H and FFA youths paraded their prized beef heifers to great success on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Exhibitors from ages 8 to 18 presented 205 beef heifers (females who have not had their first calf) to judges Chip Kemp and Doug Parrett. While no supreme champions were selected, the judges were impressed by the quality of the cattle and the professionalism of the kids.
Seven different breeds of heifers were shown, ranging in ages from six months to 2 years old. Kemp explained that he is always impressed by the Pennsylvania Farm Show, where residents from all over the commonwealth converge on one large venue to celebrate the agriculture industry.
The champion and reserve champion heifers of each breed were:
Angus Grand Champion Heifer – Cherry Knoll Jana 1136, exhibited by Matthew Mitchell, Reinholds, Lancaster Co.
Angus Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – LVA Giddyup Cheyenne 1001, exhibited by Alayna Clark, Mifflintown, Mifflin Co.
Hereford Grand Champion Heifer – KD Queen of Hearts 11Y ET, exhibited by Kelsey Diehl, Fairfield, Adams Co.
Hereford Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – KD Brandi 9X ET, exhibited by Kelsey Diehl, Fairfield, Adams Co.
Limousin Grand Champion Heifer – DOEA American Honey, exhibited by Dylan Clark, Enon Valley, Lawrence Co.
Limousin Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – CYKY Dandelion Wine 5Y, exhibited by Jessica Kelly, Wampum, Lawrence Co.
Maine-Anjou Grand Champion Heifer – Wolf Constance 21Y, exhibited by Hannah Ingrund, Lewisburg, Union Co.
Maine-Anjou Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – DGC Martina Y04, exhibited by Dylan Giebner, Saegertown, Crawford Co.
Mainetainer Grand Champion Heifer – Miss Giovanna, exhibited by Samantha Fabian, Acme, Fayette Co.
Mainetainer Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – LSC Rustique 120Y, exhibited by Samantha Truax, Hustontown, Fulton Co.
Shorthorn Grand Champion Heifer – Sull Sassy Crystal ET, exhibited by Rachel Clark, Mercersburg, Franklin Co.
Shorthorn Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – MH Sweet Vintage, exhibited by Blake Herman, Beavertown, Snyder Co.
Simmental Grand Champion Heifer – SSC Spicy 55x, exhibited by Chris Gros, Halifax, Dauphin Co.
Simmental Reserve Grand Champion Heifer – Benners In Dew Time Y13, exhibited by Emily Benner, Mifflintown, Juniata Co.