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Annual ham & eggs auction held in Lowndes Co.

Joshua Dawson Joshua Dawson

The Lowndes County Extension Service helped carry on Wednesday a traditional method of preserving meat.

The extension office held its annual ham and eggs auction Wednesday afternoon. All of the hams were processed through the traditional method of curing, which uses salt, sugar, and a smokehouse to preserve the meat instead of modern day refrigeration.

Joshua Dawson, the auction's coordinator, said the auction is an important event for younger generations. "It teaches kids a whole other outlook on life. It shows where we came from, the steps of curing to, now, refrigeration and how technology has changed," said Dawson.

All of the hams and eggs came from individual farmers or citizens across South Georgia and North Florida.

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