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Sussex County 4-H Holiday Newsletter

thanks-turkeySussex County 4-H Holiday Newsletter 

Upcoming Events:

November 22 – Foundation Wreath orders due to 4-H Office
November 24/25 – 4-H Office Closed
November 26 – Newton Holiday Parade
November 26 – 
Foundation Wreath pick up at the 4-H Shotwell Building  9:30am- 12:00pm

December 10
– Pictures with Santa & Holiday Hodgepodge Market 11:00am-3:00pm
December 23 – 4-H Office Closed
December 26 – 4-H Office Closed
January 2 – 4-H Office Closed

2016 Leader & Volunteer Recognition Dinner

On October 1, 2016 the Annual Leader and Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held at the Baleville Church in Hampton. Leaders and volunteers who completed their 1st, 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 20th years of service were awarded pins and certificates on their achievements.

The following were also presented with the Sussex County 4-H Advisory Council annual awards for their outstanding and continuous service to the 4-H program in Sussex County at the dinner.

Sussex County 4-H Business Award: Flatbrook Farms
Sussex County Friend of 4-H: Eva Gould
Sussex County 4-H Alumni
: Joan Smith
Sussex County 4-H Youth Development
: Cathy Kratzsch
We’d like to thank and congratulate all our volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the Sussex County 4-H program.

Halloween Happenings!
Thank you to all those who volunteer, helped out, and participated at Halloween Happenings. It is your continued support and hard work that make it an overwhelming success every year. Despite the weather we still had over 300 people attend.

Sussex County 4-H Foundation
Wreath Sale going on NOW!

Each year the Sussex County 4-H Foundation sponsors a Holiday Wreath Sale through local 4-H clubs. This sale benefits the Foundation and Sussex County 4-H clubs. Funds raised by the Sussex County 4-H Foundation support activities by 4-H members such as scholarships, support for members to attend national 4-H events as well as the support of 4-H programming here in Sussex County.

All wreaths are double faced and made from balsam fir boughs. Their fragrance will convey holiday spirit to friends, family and guests during the holidays. Wreath prices are as follows: 12in wreaths are $13 for plain, $15 for decorated; 3 ft. wreaths are $55 for plain and $60 for decorated.

This is also a great fundraiser for your club. For each 12inch wreath (decorated or non) you club will receive $1; and $5 for each 3 ft. wreath.

Club Sales forms are due to the 4-H office by November 22. Any orders received after that cannot be guaranteed. You can find forms and brochures at:

Wreath pick up will be at the 4-H Shotwell Building Saturday, November 26TH from 9:30am to 12pm. Payment for your club’s wreath order will need to be made before or at the time of wreath pick up. One check preferred made out to Sussex County 4-H Foundation. Do not deduct your club’s commission. The Foundation will remit a check of your clubs profit to your club’s leader.

There will be a limited number of wreaths available after the Saturday pick up.  Should you need more wreaths, or supplies, they will be at the 4-H office at 130 Morris Turnpike, 973-948-3040.

hhmt16Come have your picture taken with Santa and fund-raise for your 4-H club.

The S. C. 4-H Advisory Council will again be hosting “Pictures with Santa & 4-H Holiday Hodgepodge Market” December 10, 2016 from 11am to 3 pm in the 4-H Shotwell Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

Pictures with Santa will be taken with Santa’s Sleigh. Each session will be $10 with a photo to take home. Pets are welcome, but will be asked to wait in the car until it is their turn.

The Holiday Hodgepodge market is a great way for Sussex County 4-H clubs and family members to participate in a holiday club fundraising opportunity. Each club has the opportunity to sell whatever merchandise they would like (club made items, make and takes, store bought gifts) and keep the profits from their sales. The only ‘cost’ to each participating club would be to provide a bake good or snack for the Advisory Council’s Snack Table during the event.

If a family member or friend of 4-H would like to participate they are more than welcome. This would be local small business or home-sales vendor such as Crafters, Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef or Living Young Essential Oils representatives. This year we will only be asking them to bring a baked good for the Advisory Council Bake Sale as the fee for the table.

We hope all the clubs consider participating to help make this a fun and successful event.

If your club would like to participate please sign up by clicking here or contacting the 4-H Office (973-948-3040) with your club’s name, leader info, # of tables needed, and type of items being sold.

For any question about this event please feel free to contact the 4-H office.

Re-Enrollment Housekeeping
Re-enrollment in 4-H online is currently underway.  Remember all 4-H-ers must be (re)enrolled in 4-H Online by Dec 31 to be considered a full member for the 2016-17 project year. Those who are not, will not be eligible for fair passes. You can do so by going to  For those re-enrolling for this project year, please do not re-create a new profile. If you are unsure of what email you used to sign in please contact us at the 4-H office for assistance.

Club leaders: please be sure to log onto your leader profile and confirm those members in your club. Also review your club roster to ensure all those that have been attending are accounted for. If you see a discrepancy for a member who is not part of your club please let us know at the 4-H Office.

Looking Ahead
4-H Public Presentations are being scheduled for the first 4 Fridays in March. The tentative schedule is as follows:
March 3 – Frankford Township School*
March 10 – Frankford Township School*
March 17 – Kittatinny Reg. High School
March 24 – McKeown Elementary School

*Live Animals will only be allowed at the Frankford Township school dates.

Registration will begin through 4-H Online in January. If you are in need of paper registration please let the 4-H office know.


Wishing you Happy Holidays,

Dave & Tanya

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Sussex County
1 Spring St *
Newton NJ 07860
*Physical address: 130 Morris Turnpike Newton NJ 07860
P (973)948-3040
F (973)948-5582
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