Marquette County Fair Sets Record Attendance Numbers & 4-H Livestock Sale Sets A New Highest Ever Sale Record

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Marquette County Fair 2014 with Gordon Mielke and Rita Noordyk

Gordon Mielke (center)and Rita Noordyk (far right) both smile as an animal is sold for well over $6 a pound at the Marquette County Fair Livestock sale

Marquette  –  August 9, 2014  –  Livestock sale officials credit the The Great Lakes Radio Honor Credit Union Hiawathaland Farm Bureau “Win The MEAT” contest at the Marquette County Fair to help set record attendance for Saturday’s livestock sale.

Nearly 500 people watched the sale, enjoyed the fun, the action, the animals, the bids, the auctions, and the bid crew as some 19 steers and some 40 hogs, chickens, one goat, and turkeys were auctioned off during this years 4-H Livestock sale at the Marquette County Fair.

Fair president James Goriesky said,  “The kids enjoyed record prices this year which helps their college funds.  Every hog sold for over $3 a pound, and the sale exceeded $100,000 in sales for the first time ever. Plus some 500 people filled the stands and the overflow area creating a fun fast paced sale”

Honor Credit Union- Hiawathaland Farm Bureau- Great Lkaes Radio- Marquette County Fair winners

And the winners are; Crystal Thomas from Gwinn, Danielle Sell of Negaunee, John McBride of Negaunee, Barbara Vincent of Marquette.

The fair also set record overall attendance this year.  Our staff at Great Lakes Radio were present daily from lunch time right till dusk broadcasting LIVE from the food court area.

The Livestock sale earned over $100,000 in animal sales with all hogs exceeding $3 a pound.  This is great news for 4-H kids in Marquette and Alger counties.

The fair truly is about the kids.   Folks enjoy the rides,  the music,  the animals, the horse events, the friendly competitions, and when these kids sell their animals, that money goes right into a college bank account.

Fair officials Mrs. Pierman, Mrs. Talsma, and Emily Bruce; and participants Mrs. DeVooght, Jimmy and Melissa Delmont, Jack and Kim frost, Mark Enhis and Mrs. Lauren were very grateful and mentioned to the Great Lakes Radio team, “Ok, this is fantastic. What are going to do next year?”

 

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