Breakfast helps raise money for future leaders

Levi Halvorson, 7, shows off his cured ham Friday at the annual Cole County Fair Breakfast and Ham Auction.

Levi Halvorson, 7, shows off his cured ham Friday at the annual Cole County Fair Breakfast and Ham Auction. Photo by Julie Smith.

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Eli Wieberg, 9, holds up his ham Friday while Bill Gratz, at podium, conducts the bidding at the annual Cole County Fair Breakfast and Ham Auction at the American Legion Post 5. Wieberg is a member of the St. Thomas 4-H Club.

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Caleb Gilmore, left, carries a ham for fellow FFA member John Kennedy, shown on the sign behind him carried by Russellville FFA member Kaitlyn Bungart. Kennedy is away at an early basic training before his senior year at Russellville High School so other members presented his ham.

Nearly $15,000.

That was an average of almost $225 for each of the 65 country hams sold to the highest bidders Friday morning at the annual 4-H/FFA Ham Breakfast at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair.

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