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Farming tradition continues in Lowndes

February 22, 2006

Lowndes County - A long time farming tradition is continuing in Lowndes County this week.

The 56th annual Ham and Egg Show wrapped up at the Lowndes County Civic Center Wednesday afternoon. Sixty-two hams were judged on their shape, feel, and smell, while 54 dozen eggs were judged according to clarity.

Organizers say participation this year was high and they're trying to get more youth groups involved to help preserve this farming tradition. "This was very important back in the 30's and 40's as a way of life, and this is a continuation of that tradition that allows us to keep our heritage going on for further generations," said Mickey Fourakers, Lowndes Extension Agent.

The hams and eggs were auctioned off Thursday afternoon. The grand champion ham went for $20.00 a pound.

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