Arlda Bell Wins Frozen Pig in 1951

(07/16/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/20/1951.

Mrs. Bell Wins The Frozen Pig

Mrs. Arlda Bell of Philips Run was lucky winner of the frozen pig which was on display at the county fair.

The pig was donated by the Grantsville Appliance Company to the local Boy Scouts who received donations from those who wished to be in on the drawing.  The scouts were able to raise $78.80 in this manner.

The pig was very solidly frozen in the freezer.  So far as can be determined this is the first time a pig has been displayed and sold by donations at any fair in the state.

The Grantsville Appliance won the blue ribbon for their commercial display for the second year.  Miss Audrey Epperly, home economist of Charleston gave demonstrations throughout the week, of electrical appliances.  Other unusual displays included a refrigerator suspended from a ceiling rafter with the door of the refrigerator bearing the whole weight.


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