Auction honors fallen child

By Wayne Allen

August 10, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

Isaac Baker died earlier this week and in tribute to him and to help his family, some of the participants of the 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Auction on Thursday night donated a portion of what they received to the Isaac Baker Memorial Fund.

According to Jo Williams, with the Ohio State University Extension Services of Scioto County, likely more than $1,000 was donated to the fund from the children who participated in the auction.

She said all of the donated funds will ultimately be given to the family.

“He (Baker) was a Cloverbud, and a bunch of the kids goes to church with the family. So, they came to us asking if they could start that (Isaac Baker Memorial Fund),” Williams said.

When asked if something like this is typical, Williams said, “unfortunately we’ve had a few accidents here in the last couple of years. I know two or three years ago when Andy Hayden was killed in a car accident right before the fair, they had auctioned off the pig he was raising and gave the proceeds to the family.”

Hayden’s pig raised $34,369.32 for the family. A plaque hangs in the livestock arena commemorating the sale.

“This time the kids just wanted to donated from their proceeds to the child’s family,” Williams said.

She said the kids participating in the Junior Fair Livestock Auction on Saturday will likely have an option to donate to the fund.

According to Williams, the auction starts at 10 a.m. and will run through most of the day. Animals being auctioned off include lambs, steers, goats and swine.

Other events on Saturday at the Scioto County Fair include the Cavalcade of Thrills Demolition Derby at 5 p.m. in the fair grandstand.

For more information about the Scioto County Fair visit, sciotocountyfair.org.

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