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Sussex 4-H Invitational Rabbit and Cavy Show

rabbit illustrationThe Sussex County Regal Rabbits Show Group is hosting a Rabbit and Cavy Invitational show on Saturday March 7th. This show is open to all 4-H members in surrounding counties and states. We would like to invite you attend our show and show your animals and support for our Sussex County 4-H.

Click this link to download more information including application materials.

Entries for the show are due postmarked by February 23rd or emailed by March 5th.

Any questions please contact Mackenzie Kratzsch at 973-459-8679 or littlethumpsrabbitry@yahoo.com.
Thank You,
Mackenzie Kratzsch and The Regal Rabbits show Group.

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.

4-H Information Table at New Jersey State Fair

NJ State Fair LogoThe annual Fair is our best opportunity to recruit new members and volunteers to join and support our 4-H program. To help people learn more about 4-H, we host an information table in the Shotwell 4-H Building during the Fair.
4-H volunteers and parents are invited to help out by staffing the table for at least one 2 hour shift. This involves sharing information about 4-H and collecting contact information from those interested in learning more.
Day passes may be issued for people willing to serve for a two-or four-hour shift. Please contact Michelle Teitsma or Dave Foord to request passes.
You can sign-up online here.

4-H Club Booths at NJSF/SCFHS

NJ State Fair LogoClub booths are a fun way to share information about your club at the fair. It’s a project that the whole club can plan and work on together. Many clubs find that having a booth at the fair can be useful in recruiting new members.

What goes in a club booth?

The design of a club booth is up to the club’s members, but a theme is provided each year to help members work out their design concept.

Details and suggestions for setting up a club booth are included in the rules for Department 23 in the 2014 4-H Exhibit Catalogue.

2014 Club Booth Theme: Sussex 4-H Then and Now

We are celebrating the 100 the Anniversary of Cooperative Extension. This year’s theme invites 4-H clubs to display how your club or program area has changed over the last 100 years. Some clubs have been around a long time, while others are relatively new. 4-H members should consider change over time as an overall theme. For example, what would it have been like to be in a _____ 4-H club many years ago? What has changed or endured as part of the 4-H experience?
To promote conservation and keep 4-H green, please reuse or use recycled materials in your design. Creative interpretation of the theme and use of green materials will be among the criteria used by those judging the booths.

4-H Leaders

If you plan to do a booth, remember to submit an exhibits registration form for the Shotwell Building. Be sure to list all members who will be working on the booth.