Contest Winners Announced

baconwinner Thanks to all the teens who participated in a our “How Bacon Changed My Life Contest”. We had entries that made us cry, entries that made us laugh and entries that made us cry again (mostly because we were laughing so hard), but our winning entry comes straight from the heart. This brief paragraph on how bacon changed Megan’s life was too moving not to win.

 

Megan’s Entry:

Bacon really changed my life when I became a “Bacon Farmer.” I grew up on a farm and had cats and dogs always a clover bud until I turned nine. And every 4-Her knows that turning the big nine means. It means that your finally a “big kid” a real 4-Her. I knew as soon as I turned nine I was going to show livestock. After much debating and negotiating with my father we finally decided on hogs. Hogs changed my life. It’s not about just showing. You have to raise these animals from start to finish. You have to know about the animals. As a diabetic I was also shocked to find out that hogs also produce insulin that I use to keep my blood sugars under control. But raising hogs has made me the person I am today. I’m more responsible and grown up. And I provide healthy good quality bacon to all bacon loving people out there.

Now for our honorable mentions. Although we can’t give a prize to every entry, we felt that these last two deserved a bit of attention.

First Runner Up Entry:

Before I tried bacon for the first time, it was like the world had no color. A first bite of bacon is like an explosion of savory and salty flavors enveloped in a crunchy strip of pig belly. Bacon can cause heart burn, but in my mind it’s worth it. I like bacon pan-fried, but bacon may be eaten smoked, boiled, fried, baked, grilled, or even RAW!! (Ugh! Gross!) I LOVE bacon and find some bacon products funny, but I feel that some edible bacon products have become more and more strange. Some weird bacon products are bacon-infused vodka, bread pudding smothered in bacon sauce, baconnaise, and bacon peanut brittle. Bacon is the glue that holds breakfasts as a family together. (That’s because they want to fight for the last piece of bacon)

Second Runner Up Entry:

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If you didn’t win this time – don’t despair. Our 6 Word Memoir Contest is going on now. Write your 6 Word Memoir and submit it for a chance to win some magnetic poetry and the book I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets.

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