FREDERICKTOWN — The Knox County Pork Council held its annual meeting Monday evening with a dinner at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.
Photo by Virgil Shipley
The council’s Pork Queen for 2011 was named. She is Devani Adam, daughter of Rochelle and Alan Adam of Howard.
A junior at Newark Catholic High School, she is a member of the National Honor Society with awards in math and science. She plays varsity softball and basketball and is a student council member with activities in several clubs. She is a nine-year 4-H member and participates in a variety of 4-H activities.
Adam gave a brief talk on the pork industry with emphasis on the nutritional value of pork such as high quality protein, iron and B vitamins. She said “maybe pigs should be considered man’s best friend.” She pointed out the products from pigs are heart valves surgically implanted in humans to replace diseased valves; bone and skin to make glue; leather for gloves, shoes, footballs; and hair for artists brushes.
“The next time you watch a football game thank pigs for the “pigskin,” I really think pigs are man’s best friends.”