Awards to members of 13 central South Carolina Future Farmers of America chapters who assembled at the State Fair grounds for competitive elimination of entries in the third annual FFA Purebred Livestock show were announced yesterday.
There were ten first prize winners in the gilt class. First prizes were $75 cas awards to be used towards the purchase of a purebred heifer. The winners include Jack Gantt of Fairview, Bobby Geiger of Dentsville, Billy McCoy of Lower Richland, Harold Barey of Blythewood, Fred Metz of Irmo, Kenneth Lee of Columbia, Milfred Harmon of Lexington, Tommy Hook of Brookland-Cayce, Charles Shealy of Gilbert and Robert Addy of Batesburg-Leesville.
Second prize winners in this class the prize being $25 in cash towards the purchase of a registered gilt or boar, included: Billy Sessions of Columbia, Edmond Miles of Dentsville, Carol Arheart of Brookland-Cayce, Francis Riley of Blythewood, Powell Kirkland of Blaney, Marion Lewis of Batesburg-Leesville, Leon Swygert of Gilbert, G. B. Miller of Fairview, Johnny Swygert of Irmo, J. R. Smith of Lexington and David Holloman of Lower Richland.
In the heifer exhibit, H. T. Lovette of Blythewood won first prize of $25 cash to be used towards the purchase of a registered gilt or boar. Kenneth Rawl of LExington won second prize of 150 baby chicks. Hampton Ott of Swansea won third prize of 100 baby chicks. Pickens Riser of Batesburg-Leesville came in fifth for 75 baby chicks and Bernard Shuler won sixth for 50 baby chicks.
Awards in the brood sow exhibit were as follows: Bob Lewis of Batesburg-Leesville, first prize of $25 cash to be used towards the purchase of the registered gilt or boar; Billy Maples of Blythewood, second prize of 150 baby chicks, and Bernard Shuler, third prize of 75 baby chicks.
In the poultry exhibit, Jimmy Mattox of Blythewood won first prize of 100 baby chicks. Bobby Lewis of Batesburg-Leesville won second prize of 75 baby chicks and Brady Weed of Irmo won third prize of 50 baby chicks.
The best FFA chapter judging team was Blythewood. This team also was adjudged as having the best FFA chapter exhibit. For the first honor they won $10 in cash and for the second honor they won $75 cash.
H. T. Lovett, Billy Maples and W. H. Able were on the Blythewood judging team. Their chapter exhibit consisted of two gilts, one brood sow, one heifer and one pen of poultry.