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7/3/2011 - Showcasing 4-H Member’s Project Work

County Fair: Showcasing 4-H Member’s Project Work

The Cumberland County Fair opens Monday, July 4! Over the past year, 4-H club members throughout our county have been preparing for this week. With projects that range from poultry to sewing and horses to gardening, 4-H’ers are excited to show off their achievements to the public.

The variety of 4-H events at the county fair include club exhibits; fun for kids activities; foods & nutrition; sewing; photography and creative arts displays; the chicken and pork BBQ; livestock and small animal judging; horse competitions; family challenge activities; and much, much more! Through preparing and showcasing their talents, these events offer our youth with the exceptional learning experiences needed to build self-confidence and maturity. But most of all, 4-H’ers enjoy entertaining the community that has encouraged them along the way!

According to a teen 4-H member, “The County Fair is a week of fun and friendship. It provides 4-H members with an opportunity to showcase their 4-H project work to the public.”

The 2011 Cumberland County Fair begins on Monday, July 4 and closes on Saturday, July 9. The fair is open from 1:00-11:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the fair is open from 4:00-11:00 PM. For a schedule of 4-H events, County Fair entertainment and activities go to http://www.cumberlandcofair.com.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. With over 6.5 million young people throughout America, 4-H has grown to encompass youth from urban cities to rural towns. The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.


4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
Fore more information on the Cumberland 4-H Program call (856) 451-2800 ext. #3.