ELKINS, W.Va. — An area woman is living high on the hog Tuesday after winning The Inter-Mountain Freezer Fill-up Contest.
Rose Booth, of Montrose, and her husband, John, were the lucky winners of the contest, which nets her a 7-cubic-foot chest freezer filled with half a hog — 130 to 160 pounds processed — prepared by Teets Meat Packing, near Elkins.
“It’s wonderful, it’s wonderful! I couldn’t believe it when she called me. I actually thought last night ‘Well, they didn’t call me so I didn’t win it,’ and then when I saw the call this morning from The Inter-Mountain, I thought ‘Yeah!’” Booth said about winning the contest.
Tickets were sold for $5 each or six for $20 during the last month, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting The Inter-Mountain’s Newspapers in Education Program delivers more than 48,000 newspapers throughout the school year to as many as 60 area schools.
“We want to thank the community for their donations to our Newspapers in Education program. Thanks to the Freezer Fill-Up fundraiser, we are able to support learning within our classrooms,”The Inter-Mountain Circulation Director Sue McCarthy said. “Not only will we help to fill our schools with valuable educational tools, but we also were able to stock up one lucky family with a freezer full of delicious local pork. This promotion was very successful considering it was the first of its kind, and we are hoping to do more like it in the future.”
Booth said she plans to share the pork with her entire family, including her four children.
“My four kids (have a plan for the meat). They’ve all volunteered to take it off my hands,” Booth said. “If they asked for all of it I would give it to them.”