Taylor Michael’s fair hog, which pulled $25,000 at last week’s livestock sale in honor of the teen who passed away in June.

Auction-goers bid up

deceased teen’s hog to raise $25K 

Laughs, smiles and lighthearted fun are the norm during the fair week, but an emotional livestock sale saw an incredible amount of money raised in honor of Taylor Michael, an FFA member and 2021 HHS graduate who passed away June 10. In addition to the selling of Taylor’s fair hog, there was a silent auction as well.

“Taylor loved this time of year to be with her barn family,” FFA advisor Lisa Moreland said in an emotional Facebook post following the sale. “She will always be in our hearts.”

There was an outpouring of love and support both at the fair and online after the livestock sale, as the community rallied to raise money in honor of a dedicated FFA member, loving daughter and friend.

 Taylor passed away unexpectedly at her home in Kirby just 12 days after her graduation from HHS.

James Lee Jr. shared that all of the funds collected from the auction of Taylor’s hog last Friday would go to help the Michael family with funeral expenses, and that any additional funds collected would be used for scholarships in memory of Taylor.

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