UPDATE 9 p.m. Friday: Approximately $7,500 was raised by the auction, with more money coming in afterward. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, you can do so at The Bank of Tescott.
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By SALINA POST
Keeping true to the principles of 4-H, Kirk Heimer plans to auction off his Grand Champion hog this afternoon to honor a former 4-H leader and to benefit future 4-Hers.
The 4-H Livestock Premium Sale is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Friday in Barn 2 at the Tri-Rivers Fair in Salina.
Kirk plans to donate 100 percent of what he gets for his Grand Champion hog to a scholarship named in memory of Jennifer Wangerin, a Salina woman who was killed July 10 in a head-on crash on E. Magnolia Road four miles east of Salina. According to Becky Heimer, Kirk's mother, Wangerin had been a longtime 4-H leader in Saline County. Wangerin's three children remain active in 4-H, Becky Heimer told Salina Post.
The scholarship will be awarded to a Saline County 4-H livestock showman beginning in 2023, Becky Heimer noted.
Persons interested in donating to the scholarship fund may do so via The Bank of Tescott.