Category Archives: 4-H Club Updates

Posts on what Sussex County 4-H clubs have been up to

Dairy Princess Visits the Jets!

dairy princess, NFL player and youth at NFL Play 60 promotion
Becky Freeborn poses with Muhammad Wilkerson and local youth

Becky Freeborn, our 2014 NJ Dairy Princess visited the training facility of the NY Jets to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program being sponsored by NJ dairy farmers in partnership with the NFL.

After a day of learning about fueling up with ‪‎milk‬ and other nutritious foods, and getting to toss around a football with New York Jets Muhammad Wilkerson. New Jersey students happily posed with the NFL star and Becky. The day was a reward for the students’ participation in the dairy farmers’ Fuel Up to Play 60 program.

Becky Freeborn promotes milk at Shop RiteBecky has also been busy promoting the nutritional benefits of milk. She recently made an appearance at the Shop Rite of Greater Morristown.


Bows and Barrels Competes at Junior State Air Rifle Competition

Congratulations to members of the Bows and Barrels 4-H shooting sports club. The club recently competed in the Junior State Air Rifle competition, with some very impressive results.

Overall, Emily Malone took first place winning the Silhouette competition and placing highly in the Postal and the Civilian Marksmanship Three Position (prone, standing and kneeling) events. Other members from Bow and Barrels also had a great competition. Connor Brady finished third; Blake Dippel, 14th; Alex Definis, 18th; Drew Rosendale, 20th; Jonathan Syre, 24th.

In the Postal competition, Connor Brady finished second with Emily Malone coming in seventh. Also competing, Blake Dippel, 17th; Alex Definis, 19th; Drew Rosendale, 22nd; Jonathan Syre, 31st.

In the Silhouette competition, Emily Malone took first place with a perfect score! Connor Brady took sixth place, Drew Rosendale, 17th; Blake Dippel, 20th: Jonathan Syre, 21st; Alex Definis, 24th.

In the Civilian Marksmanship Three Position competition, Connor Brady took second place with Emily Malone coming in fifth. Blake Dippel came in 11th; Alex Definis, 16th; Jonathan Syre, 18th; Drew Rosendale, 23rd.

Once again, congratulations to members of the Bows and Barrels club on a fine showing in the Junior State Air Rifle Competition!


Krafty Krafters Donate Big!

kids posed among plush toys
Krafty Krafters pose with their plush collection

When Viktoria-Leigh Wagner suggested that her 4H Club, the Krafty Krafters, should have a collection of stuffed animals to give to the area’s senior citizens living in assisted living facilities and beanie babies to donate to a local pediatric ward, she never suspected it would be such a success! Four huge garbage bags filled to capacity were collected over a period of several weeks. These goofy kids decided to take a silly photo of themselves surrounded by the stash collected.

Pictured in the photo bottom center going clockwise are Jordan Toll, Kristin Ware, Lizzie Wiltshire, Collin Ware, Nicole Whitehead, Ethan Horn, Kassidy Wagner, Katie DeGroot and Chloe Schadegg.

Sussex County Teen Council Update: 12-18-13

Sussex Teen Council Members Show Off the 100 Bags of Cookies Collected for Meals on Wheels

This post is to update Sussex Teen Council members on what took place at the last meeting and what’s coming up next…

Project Self-Sufficiency: Elf Help Needed!

Project Self-Sufficiency is in need of elves to help in their Holiday Toy Shop Saturday Dec 21. from 8am-1pm at the Newton campus.

If you are interested in helping, call (973) 940-3500 x399 on the Toy Shop Hotline to confirm.

January Meeting (1/10/14)

Starting in January, we will begin bringing non-perishable items to donate to local food pantries in need.

2014 Winter Camp

  • Winter camp will be held Jan 31- Feb. 2 2014.
  • Cost is $25. Applications are due ASAP.
  • Please make checks out to Sussex County Teen Council.
  • For more information and to download an application, 2014 Winter Camp Application

The deadline to turn in application and payment is at our Jan. 10 meeting.

2014 North Jersey Teen Conference (NJTC)

This year’s North Jersey Teen Conference is being held March 7-9, 2014 in Pompton Plains, NJ.

A group of dedicated teens have partnered with adult volunteers and 4-H staff to plan and implement this conference. The theme for this conference is “4-H Goes Back to the Future” and will focus on ways that you learn about your own personal history, make the best of the present, and build for the future.

For more information, including an application, 2014 NJTC Events Page

The deadline for registration is Friday, January 24th

Teen Council Taco Dinner: Friday, February 14th

Our annual Taco Dinner has been moved to our February meeting.

2014 Citizenship Washington Focus

For more information, including a link to download an application, insert link here

Applications for Citizenship Washington Focus are due to the 4-H office by March 1, 2014.

Public Presentations: Room Hosts Needed

Volunteers are needed as Public Presentation Host/ess

Please contact the 4-h office if you are able to help.

2014 Relay For Life

Please remember you can register now and start collecting donations for our Relay for Life team.

You can register here



Sussex County Teen Council Supports Local Charities!

Sussex County 4-H Teen Council LogoSussex County Teen Council members recently voted to make the following donations to support local charities:

$500 to Harvest House Food Pantry in Sussex.

$490 to Heifer International ($250 for a water buffalo and 2 goats at $120 each)

$600 to NORWESCAP for turkeys.

$100 for two Shop-Rite gift cards to help provide dinner for two Sussex County families in-need

The Sussex County Teens earn their funds through sales from the 4-H Dairy Barn during the annual New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. The group reviews charitable causes throughout the year and makes donations to serve the community.