Hog Wild Winners Announced!


With the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau Hog Wild Fundraiser complete, the public has decided who the TOP HOG of Jackson County is for 2016.

Congratulations to SUBWAY – WALMART pig, “Urban Nut”, The people of Jackson County have voted YOU the TOP HOG of the county by contributing over 57125 votes or $571.25 in your pig in just 6 days!!

The PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD went to, SUBWAY-WALMART pig “Urban Nut who collected 125,997 votes in their pig tallying $1,259.97 in the first round of voting alone.

This year’s MOST CREATIVE/ORIGINAL HOG Awards was a two-way tie, the winners are Candy’s Country Store – “Pepe’ Le Pork” and Walker Cat Equipment Rental – “Mr. Pig Steer”

Round 1 and 2 Total Votes for the Top 15 Pigs are in no particular order:

Subway-Walmart – Urban Nut – 183122, Gillum Insurance – Pudge The Amish Pig – 81846,Lewis Drug Store – Poon Hog – 103320, Candy’s Country Store – Pepe’ Le Pork – 50153, Jackson County Water Dept. – Water H20G – 7644, Subway, Wellston – Miss Fit Minnie – 6228, Edgewood Manor – Officer Clint Edgewood -16980, Pete’s Corner Pub – Pig Skin Battle Of Ohio- 16658, Atomic Credit Union – Bulbasaur – 4949, Mark Porter Ford – Porter’s Fairy Porker – 10978, Arch & Eddies – Parrothead Polly – 24868, Wagner Tool Rental – Brutis – 2914, Subway – Oak Hill – Miss Pig-Eye 83132, Walker Cat Equipment Rental – Mr. Pig Steer 35631, Jackson YMCA – Pigachu – 8425

“We have been anxious to find out who would be the TOP HOG  of this year’s Hog Wild Fundraiser,” Jon Hensler, JVFB President said, “The second round of voting was very competitive,  businesses sent customers to the Farm Bureau Office to vote for their pig”.   To prove the competitiveness in this round (Round Two) of the Hog Wild Event $1471.28 was raised to help support the Farm Bureau Scholarship and Youth Programs of Jackson & Vinton counties, in just 6 days,”  “Making a grand total of votes collected 763833 votes or $7,638.33 cash for the event.” By request, we are listing all the participants of this year’s Hog Wild Contest and how many votes each of their pigs received in round one.  Without everyone’s help and contributions, this event would not be possible.

In no order, Clark Farms – 1,885, Gillum Insurance – 81,846, Jackson County Water – 5,937, Village Haircutters – 13,530, LaRosa’s – 1,761, Ohio Valley Bank – 394, Subway- Wellston – 4128, RSVP – 3,600, Murphy John Deere – 1,598, Bob Evans Restaurant – 7,068, Edgewood Manor – 16,483, Atomic Credit Union – 3,507, Kim Milliken, Candidate for County Commissioner – 9618, Fabulous D’s – 14194, Subway – Walmart – 125,997, Candy’s Country Store – 45,958, Pete’s Corner Pub – 12,029, Wagner Tool Rental – 1,735, Mark Porter Ford – 7,138, Peebles – 6,758, Subway – Oak Hill – 69,742, Mama Renies – 7,908, Walker Cat Equipment Rental – 19,631, Ed Armstrong, Candidate for County Commissioner – 3,083, Jackson YMCA – 5,286, Piggly Wiggly, Oak Hill – 4,768, Southern Ohio Smiles – 3,560, Jackson Ag Center – 3,263, Frazier Farm – Haley Frazier – 1714, Lewis Drug Store – 66,475, Kelly Wiley Realty – 440, Rowdy’s Smokehouse – 11,201, The Local – 5,986, Trend Blend – 795, S&M Tax – 608, Arch & Eddies – 23,828, Nana’s House – 1,175, Henderson’s Western Wear – 880, Circle M Farms – 4,544 and BesTitle – 16,654. Grand total collected in Round 1 by all 40 pigs was $6,167.05.

“The Farm Bureau would like to thank ALL the businesses and the community for taking part in this event.  From painting the pigs to voting for your favorite, this definitely shows the support of the community,” Hensler adds.  Kim Harless, Organization Director for the Farm Bureau added, “A special Thank You goes to the Oak Hill FFA students and representatives from the Ohio Farm Bureau for judging and helping shake coins from the banks.”

Harless also said, “We would like to thank The Jackson County Times-Journal and The Telegram for their contributions toward the Hog Wild event as well; they donated the space for each run of piggy pages, so all the proceeds would go toward the event.  We thank them and appreciate their support.”