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Somerset County Announces 4-H Fair Drawing Winners

Post Date:09/13/2017 2:14 PM

Erin Bate CD 4H Fair Winner -- crop 2

Erin Bate of Whitehouse Station is the lucky winner of a backpack filled with school supplies.  Erin entered a drawing while visiting the Government Tent at this year’s Somerset County 4-H Fair.  The prize was donated by Somerset County Community Development Office staff.

SOMERVILLE – More than 20 visitors were on a winning streak at this year’s Somerset County 4-H Fair in drawings held at the Somerset County Government tents.

Through displays, hands-on projects, activities, games and demonstrations, visitors learned about the many programs and services provided by county government.  Visitors entered drawings for prizes, which were generously donated by local businesses, organizations and employees.

“The temperatures averaged in the mid-80s over the three-day event with only a brief rain shower late Friday night, which made for many hours of good clean outdoor fun with family and friends,” said Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer. “Many people visited the Government Tents and interacted with our employees.  We hope they now know which divisions to contact when they need services and which programs they might want to explore.

“I really enjoyed seeing the children learn about the county through games and activities. It was uplifting and fun to watch them play with the large wooden puzzles, the bean bag toss game, exercise wheel, “Pick-A-Tick” game, the “What in the World is That?” activity to identify objects from earlier days in Somerset County and many other activities,” he said.

Lady Luck smiled on Pat Matthews of Branchburg who won a gift certificate for a Somerset County Park Commission Fall Yoga class and Mary Dugan of Flemington; Diane O’Connell of Glen Ridge, NJ; Sharon Murphy of Somerset; and Brenda Wheelan of Somerville who won Leisure Pursuit tickets to various county park activities. Jennifer Vitkosky of Bridgewater won tickets to a performance at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch for the 2017-2018 seasons and Bob Wagner of Bridgewater and Lacey Bundschuh of Manville won a dozen red roses from Scott’s Florist in Raritan.

Other fairgoers won gift certificates for tickets to cheer on the Somerset Patriots at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater for the 2017-2018 seasons. Winners are Maria David, Dolores DeLorenzo and Sue Vetro of Bridgewater, Donna Buono and Madison LaRish of Bound Brook, Dale Decker of Neshanic Station, B. Ronca of Raritan and Bob Griffin of Somerset.

Tina McAleavy of Somerville won a basket of items that promote relaxation, donated by the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children of Somerville, Sia Limaye of Bridgewater won a basket of school supplies, donated by the Friends of Somerset County Youth of Bridgewater, and Jim Cocca of Bridgewater won a $50 gift card.

Last but not least, Darlene Brejcia of Whitehouse Station won a $75 ShopRite gift card and Karen Kat of Bridgewater won a basket of food items, donated by employees of the Somerset County Board of Social Services.  Erin Bate of Whitehouse Station won a backpack filled with school supplies, donated by Somerset County Community Development Office staff.

To view the many activities that took place at this year’s 4-H Fair, visit the county’s Facebook page at or #MySCNJ.

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