Another year is in the books for our annual 4-H Venison Contest, Bingo and Live Auction. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year for local 4-H groups. All proceeds from this event go toward our 2022 4-H camps. Approximately 300 people were in attendance to help support our kids, and approximately $10,000 was raised.
There were four youth and nine adult entries for our Venison Cook-Off, with some intriguing recipes such as Venison Sauce Picante, Venison Enchiladas, Fiesta Venison Dip, and Venison Pizza.
The winners were, in the youth division Jagger McNeely with Deer Camp Burger and in the adult division Joe Feury with Venison Sauce Piquant. Each winner received a $50 check for their efforts. Guest judges for this event included Ryan Franklin from the hit show Barnwood Living, as seen on Magnolia Network’s hit reality television show Barnwood Builders; Katherine Thompson Collins, Chief Meteorologist from WVVA News Channel 6; and Delegate Mike Honaker representing the 42nd District and Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Greenbrier County.
The Bingo event awarded 17 winners with elaborate prizes donated by locals including D&D Ace Hardware in Rainelle, Pam Dransfield, Brush Road Automotive, Nancy Duffy, Megan Brown, Pipestem, Misty Walkup, Gone Fishin Expedition, The State Fair of West Virginia, Mountain Rail Adventures, Tina & Ed Carter, Carter Farm and Teresa Kneathly, Linda Vaughan, The Greenbrier, Jo Long, Monica Crookshanks, Top Hat Stove and Chimney, Double E Glass, Boered Kids Creation, Fox Hunt Acres Boered Kids, Jenny Childers, Showman’s Edge, The Asylum, Body and Sol, Greenbrier Dairy, Ashley’s Delicious Cheesecakes, Jennifer Brown, Factory Tire, Manic Expresso, Jeanne Clemons, Liberty Tax, Mark Cunningham, Joanna Elmore, Jennifer Ervin with Seint, Hill Top Swine, The Gettin Place, Mountain Momma Consignment Shop, Cindy Tucker, Erica Buzzard, Jerri Gillispie, Lost Sheep Design, Second Look Thrift Store, Patina, Sugar Bears, April Seldomridge, By Grace Alone Design, The French Goat, The Livery, Food and Friends, Spring Creek Superior Meats, The Dutch Haus Restaurant, Amanda Bullock, Nicole Lewis, Paws Spa, 50 East, Jackie’s Creative Creations, Sweet Cedar and Company, Love Ella, Clifford Cox.
The live auction attracted 56 buyers, raising $4,575.
The Greenbrier County 4-H Program would like to thank all business, independent consultants and volunteers who made this event such a huge success, including Auctioneer Matt Boswell, Mike Honaker, Katherine Thompson, Ryan Franklin, Susan McCoy, Jessica Simms, Ryan Vaughan, Karen Lemons, Donna Ramsey, Jeanne Clemons, Jeanne Cochran, Bridgette Altizer, Vickey Neel, 4-H Teen Leaders, Mountain Movers, Meadow River, Central Willing 4-H Club, Life is Good 4-H Club, Greenbrier County 4-H Foundation, Greenbrier County 4-H Leaders Association, the Venison Committee, and the staff at the Greenbrier County WVU Extension Office.