4-H Fair Visitors Get Lucky at County Government Tent
Somerset County Announces Winners of Prize Drawings
SOMERVILLE – Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine has announced the winners of this year’s County Government Tent drawings held at the Somerset County 4-H Fair. “Congratulations to the winners. I want to thank them and the prize donors for participating in this year’s fair and supporting 4-H,” said Freeholder Levine. “I was glad to see the public interacting with our volunteers and enjoying the games and demonstrations that we offered. I hope that residents were able to learn about our many county programs and services while they were visiting our tent.”
Kate Gallagher of Bridgewater and Dylan Lawrence, a Somerset County resident, were both in the right place at the right time when they entered the drawing at the Community Development booth and won a donated backpack with school supplies and Basket O’ Cheer.
Community Development serves all 21 Somerset County municipalities and its residents through the administration of federal and county-funded programs, which are designed to address a myriad of community, housing and economic development needs.
Rebecca Milewski of Annandale, and Jacob Kozak and Rebecca Milewski of Bridgewater, had a stroke of luck at the County Clerk’s booth. All winners received free tickets to play miniature golf at The Golf Range in Branchburg.
The County Clerk is responsible for land records and deals, administers an oath to notaries public, travel documentation and applications, business certificates, and military documentation. The division also receives petitions, designs sample ballots, machine ballots and vote-by-mail ballots for elections as well as issues vote-by-mail ballots, tabulates election returns and issues certificates of election.
Winners who had a lucky streak at the Freeholders/Public Information booth included Sheila Brown of Basking Ridge; Stephen Cohen, Jennifer Haff and Katie Longo, all of Bridgewater; and Maria Hough and Joanne Vuoso of Somerville. Winners received prizes such as two tickets to the Theater at Raritan Valley Community College; two dozen roses from Scott’s Florist, Raritan; four upper-box tickets for a Somerset Patriots game at Patriots Park, Bridgewater; and two Leisure Pursuit tickets and a yoga certificate, courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission.
The Public Information Office publicizes county services and events, handles media relations and oversees the county website.
Lucky Diane O’Connell of Glen Ridge won a $25 Visa gift card from Human Services, courtesy of EmPoWER Somerset of Somerville, a non-profit organization that supports all ages in local communities by encouraging positive changes through education and a drug-free environment.
Human Services is responsible for the administration and supervision of services for residents who are in need including the aging, disabled, residents with mental health challenges and veterans.
Sue Janieson, Marilyn Cubano, Lauren Jarmel and Suzanne Kibalo, all residents of Somerset County, hit the jackpot when they won a free First Aid/CPR class and a Pet First Aid class from the Office of Emergency Management. Pet First Aid is designed to teach pet owners how to temporarily respond and minimize the risk of injury to their pet and themselves before, during and after a pet has been injured.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for managing the county’s emergency facilities and coordinating its emergency resources.
Kait Breen of Green Brook and Xavier Thorpe of Hillsborough lucked out at the county Prosecutor’s Office prize drawing, where they won two backpacks. The Prosecutor’s Office provides leadership and supervision over the chiefs of police and municipal prosecutors to ensure the effective, efficient and uniform enforcement of criminal laws and the administration of criminal justice throughout the county.
Manuel Carmona of Bridgewater and Sharon Deprospo of Raritan started the school year on the right foot after they won a basket of school supplies at the Youth Services booth. Prizes were donated courtesy of the Friends of Somerset County Youth – a non-profit organization that helps county youth - and the Commission of Child Abuse & Missing Children – an organization that addresses child abuse and missing children through program recommendations, education, and training.