MOUNT VERNON — Auctioneer John “Red” Shaw presided over the 2010 Knox County Junior Fair Sale of Champions. He wheedled, cajoled and encouraged potential buyers to dig deep to support “the greatest group of young people in Knox County.”
Bidding for Amelia Kyle’s Grand Champion Market Goat began at $2 a pound. With the urging of Shaw that quickly rose to $4, $5 and $6 a pound, until it reached the final selling price of $6.50 a pound.
The buyer for Kyle’s goat was Ryan Snyder for S&S Construction, Howard.
“I’m going to split the money with my brother and use my share for college,” said Kyle, who is from Utica and belongs to the Animals R Us 4-H Club. “I spent quite a while raising my goat. I’ve had it since Jan. 15. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. I didn’t think I’d get this much for him.”
Anna Lamb of Danville sold the Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat to Peoples Bank for $5 per pound.
“I’m pretty happy with what I got for my goat,” said Anna. “This is my first champion ever, and this money will go to make car payments.” A fourth-year exhibitor, Anna is a member of the Creative Kids 4-H Club.