SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Twenty-four 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 and organizations.
“The weather was balmy all three days, which brought out a large number of visitors from our county, local businesses, other counties and out of state. We are glad they made the 4-H Fair a destination spot and visited the Government tents,” said Freeholder Director Mark Caliguire.
"The Fair offers us an opportunity to share information about programs and services so when a situation arises in a resident’s family they know beforehand who we are and how to contact us," he said.
Lady Luck smiled on Colleen Rountree of Stewartsville and Glenn Valis of Hillsborough who won Leisure Pursuit tickets to various Somerset County Park Commission activities. Danielle Nunn of Watchung won tickets to a performance at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch and Debra Winters of Flagtown and Linda Arico of Oxford 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 2015-2016 seasons. Winners were Wendy Happek of Branchburg, Katelyn LaStella of Bridgewater, Bill Brandt of Flemington, Virginia Osnato of Green Brook, Lochlan McGraw of Phillipsburg, Elicea Redlich of Pluckemin, Lee Matyola of Somerville and Jeanne Neuwirth of Warren.
Lisa Rosati of Bridgewater won a basket of items that promote relaxation and serenity, donated by the Friends of Somerset County Youth in Bridgewater and Skylar Claride of Bound Brook and Peter Stadtmueller of Hillsborough won a basket of school supplies, donated by the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children in Somerville.
Dana Hawkins of Manville won a $50 Visa gift card, donated by Safe Communities Coalition of Somerset County and EmPoWER Somerset of Somerville; and Diane Jones and Christine Groze of Manville won a $30 gift card, donated by Venetian Grille in Somerville.
Teresa Senel of Whitehouse Station won a $75 gift card to ShopRite and a basket of food items, donated by employees of the Somerset County Board of Social Services; Joy Gill of Bridgewater won a tool shed,donated by theSomerset County Vocational & Technical High School Carpentry Program; Katelyn Melli of Bridgewater won a backyard composter, donated by the Somerset County Solid Waste Management Division; Jamie Peterson of Branchburg won a back-to-school kit, donated by Somerset County Community Development Office staff; and Jen Hartong of Somerset won a $15 gift card to Starbucks, donated by Somerset County Youth Council members.