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Sheep Show Held in Advance of Hunterdon 4-H Fair

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All kinds of 4-H clubs take part in the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Here they are on the Main Stage at last year's fair. Credits: Terry Wright
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RARITAN TWP. -- The Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club had their club show recently in preparation for their shows at the county 4-H and Agricultural Fair, which starts tomorrow.

The show, held at the Coppola Farm here, gives members a chance to practice their skills in a show ring before the contests at the fair. Christian Bench of Rosemont was judge. Elizabeth Coppola won the Champion Overall award with her Border Leicester yearling ewe. Teresa Coppola won best Experience Showman and Elizabeth winning best Novice Showman.

Other club members participating included Joseph and Anne Marie Coppola,  Ben Sheneman and Becky Brown, all from the Flemington area. Cloverbud members participating were: Michael Coppola from Flemington, Steven Quattrock from Reading, Pa. and Hailey Thomas from HIllsborough.

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The Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club, founded in 1948, is still an active 4-H group with members throughout Hunterdon. Club members raise sheep for various reasons and for their products including meat and wool. “Come visit us in the Sheep Barn at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair, Wednesday through Sunday,” said leader Susan Miller of Raritan Township. “We would love to see ewe!”

For more information about the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club, contact the county 4-H Office at 908-788-1341. People do not need to own a sheep to join.

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