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Eleventh Annual NORWESCAP Food Drive at 2014 New Jersey State Fair!

NORWESCAP logotypeLisa Connelly, 4-H Exhibits Coordinator, has agreed to coordinate the annual Sussex County 4-H/NORWESCAP Food Drive. There will be a pre- collection for 4-H clubs that wish to participate. When clubs come to set up their club booth displays, there will be a brown bag with a note requesting the bags be filled with non-perishable foods and left under the booths/tables by Tuesday, August 5.

The following is a suggested list of non-perishable items:

  • Stew
  • Soup
  • Beans
  • canned fruit and vegetables
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • juice
  • cereal
  • rice
  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • paper goods: (tissues, napkins, and individually wrapped rolls of toilet paper and paper towels)
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • soap shampoo
  • laundry detergent
  • canned tuna

Thank you to all the clubs that have participated in the past. We look forward to everyone’s participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave or Michelle in the 4-H Office.

Frankford Township Offers 4-H Clubs Opportunities for Spring Clean-Up

flyer for Frankford cleanupFrankford Township participates in New Jersey Clean Communities (a statewide litter abatement program). If your 4-H club meets in Frankford Township you can get involved in a hands-on program to learn about litter abatement.

Frankford Township offers the following programs:

  • One Day Clean Ups
  • Neighborhood Clean Ups
  • Adopt-A-Road Program…
    And two major clean ups a year!

If your club is interested in doing a neighborhood or roadside clean up to earn grant monies for your club, please contact:

Diane Brauchle, Frankford Township Clean Communities Coordinator
973-948-5566 or frankfordcleancommunity@gmail.org

If your club meets in another municipality, contact them to see if they participate in the NJ Clean Communities program.

New Jersey Clean Communities is a statewide litter abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Community Act in 1986. The New Jersey Department of Treasury, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Clean Community Council manage the program.


I Love the Fair Community Days

flyer for 2014  I Love the Fair DaysTammie Horsfield, President of The NJ State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show, is pleased to announce the first I Love the Fair Community Day on Friday, May 23, 2014 and Saturday, May 24, 2014.

As a not-for-profit organization, the Fair counts on volunteers to help, not just during the fair, but throughout the year. You are invited to lend a hand!

In addition to volunteers, the Fair is also accepting material donations from businesses to improve the buildings and grounds.

If you’re able to participate or donate, please contact the Fair at, 973-948-5500 or thefair@njstatefair.org.




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 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.