Galfab recently donated $500 to a buyers group for the annual 4-H Livestock Auction during the 2018 Pulaski County 4-H & Community Fair at the Winamac fairgrounds. Each year, buyer support groups, consisting of local individuals and businesses, pool their resources to purchase 4-H auction animals. John Wheeler Sr., a Galfab employee-owner with over 50 years of active 4-H participation and leadership service, initiated the donation effort.
Wheeler stated the 4-H Buyer’s Group “provides a win/win opportunity that benefits 4-H members as well as the local community. Grand Champion livestock always has its own strong support, but the group’s cooperative effort purchases auction animals that might not otherwise have buyers, raises the per head average price, and the processed meat is donated to Pulaski County’s food pantry, feeding local families most in need.”
Wheeler added, “4-H has been an anchor for so many local kids and is such a worthwhile program in our community. It teaches practical skills and values to our young people, including responsibility, teamwork, commitment and goal-setting. I started in 4-H at age ten. My children, my grandchildren, and the kids I worked with as a volunteer, have all learned, grown and achieved success as a result of their involvement in Pulaski County’s 4-H programs. I’m also very proud to work for an employee-owned company, which means everyone who works here at Galfab contributed to support our local 4-H’ers.”John Wheeler (Outside Forklift Operator) presents Ben Scheiner (VP Manufacturing) with a certificate of appreciation recognizing Galfab’s contribution to the 2018 Pulaski County 4-H Buyer’s Group Livestock Auction.