Hunterdon County NJ Fair Results Announced

8/27/2012 12:00 AM

RINGOES, N.J. — The Hunterdon County 4-H & Agriculture Fair has announced results of several competition’s during this year’s fair, Aug. 22-26.

County 4-H Dairy Show

                 The Hunterdon County 4-H Dairy Show was held on Friday, August 24th and there were over 40 participants from the Mt. Airy and Dilts Corner Dairy clubs. 

                Lexxie Helbig of Pittstown won Junior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion for her Brow Swiss. Emma Sneddon of Stockton received Reserve Junior Champion for her Brown Swiss. Jacob Hoffman of Califon earned Grand Champion and Senior Champion for his Brown Swiss.

                John Paul Hunt of West Amwell received Junior/Grand Champion for his Guernsey. Alexander Eldrige won Reserve Junior/Grand Champion for their Guernsey.

                Emily Siegel of Delaware Township won Junior Champion, Senior Champion, and Grand Champion for her Jersey Cow. Samantha Locandro of Delaware Township received Reserve Junior Champion, Reserve Senior Champion, and Reserve Grand Champion for their Jersey Cow.

                Forest Locandro of Delaware Township won Junior/Grand Champion for his Milking Shorthorn.

                Daniel Persichilli of Pennington won Junior Champion for their Holstein Heifer. Elizabeth McGrath of Neshanic received Junior Reserve Champion for her Holstein Heifer. Marissa Kerkendall of Columbia, NJ earned Senior Champion and Grand Champion for her Holstein Heifer. Myranda Bond of Stockton received Senior Reserve Champion and Reserve Grand Champion for their Holstein Heifer.

                Emily Sigle of Delaware Township won Supreme Champion for her Jersey Cow and Marissa Kerkendall received Reserve Grand Champion for her Holstein Heifer.

                In the Special Classes Category Dam and Daughter was won by Myranda Bond of Stockton and her Holsteins. Best Udder was won by Emily Sigle of Delaware Township and her Jersey Cow. Bred by Exhibitor was earned by Emily Sigle of Delaware Township and her Jersey Cow. Bred by Lessee was won by Elizabeth McGrath of Neshanic and her Holstein.

                New this year Cloverbud – These young people got a chance to go into the show ring with a calf. The judge did not “place” them but gave them a few minutes to walk their animals and then lined them up and talked individually with each child. Baily Emery, Mayce Fleming, Gabriell Meyer, Rebecca Phillips, and Eliza Cricket Shehab.

                Finally, In the Showmanship Classes the Following awards were given out. In the First Year Class (Grades 4 to 13), Lexxie Helbig of Pittstown took First Place, then Casey Bolanowski of Readington Township took Second Place, and Sammy Mims took Third Place. Beginning Showmanship (Grades 5 to 6) First Place was taken by Sadie Strober of Stockton, Second Place was taken by Sara Meyer of Pittstown, and Third Place was taken by Gianna Novak of Stockton. Intermediate Showmanship (Grades 7 to 8) Payton Bond of Stockton took First Place, Virginia Kutsop of Kingwood Township took Second Place, Daniel Persichilli of Pennington took Third Place, and Skylar Delbeni of Ringoes took the Honorable Mention. Experienced Showmanship (Grades 9 to 13) Emily Sigle of Delaware Township took First Place, Myranda Bond of Stockton took Second Place, Marissa Kerkendall of Colombia NJ took Third Place, and Jacob Hoffman took the Honorable Mention.

 Many of these children lease their animals from dairy farmers here in Hunterdon County Fulpers, Charles Rogers/Wengryn, Jared Weeks, Dwayne and Kathy Young.

We thank these families for taking their time and effort in working with the 4-H Dairy Club children.

HUNTERDON COUNTY 4-H INVITATIONAL SHEEP SHOW

Friday, August 24, 2012

 

            Twenty-six members from sheep clubs in Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren participated in the Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Sheep Show held at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agriculture Fair on Friday, August 24th.  The judge for the show was Steve Majchrzak of Federalslburg, MD.

            Results of the classes were as follows:

            Champion Rams:

                        Cotswold – a ram lamb exhibited by Gregory Rogers of Lafayette;                    Hampshire – yearling ram exhibited by Andrew Sheneman of Flemington;

                        Lincoln – a yearling ram exhibited by Laila Shehab of Hopewell;

                        Natural Colored – a yearling ram exhibited by Kristi Philipsheck of Bridgewater;

                        Romney – a yearling ram exhibited by Alexandra Rogers of Lafayette;

                        Southdown – a ram lamb exhibited by Gabby Tovar of Pittstown; and

                        Suffolk – a ram lamb also exhibited by Gabby Tovar.

            Champion Ewes:

                        Cotswold- a spring ewe lamb exhibited by Alexandra Rogers;

                        Hampshire – a yearling ewe exhibited by Andrew Sheneman;

                        Icelandic – an aged ewe shown by Christopher Urmston of Pittstown;

                        Lincoln – a yearling ewe exhibited by Laila Shehab;

                        Natural Colored – a yearling ewe exhibited by Teresa Coppola of Flemington;

                        Polled Dorset – a yearling ewe exhibited by Joseph Coppola of Flemington;

                        Romney – a yearling ewe shown by Alexandra Rogers;

                        Southdown – a yearling ewe exhibited by Gabby Tovar;

                        Suffolk – a yearling ewe exhibited by Gabby Tovar;

                        Tunis – a yearling ewe exhibited by Kathleen Horner of Lambertville.

            Champion meat grade ewe of the show was a yearling Suffolk grade ewe exhibited by Kathleen Horner and the champion wool grade ewe of the show went to Angie Philipsheck on her grade wool animal.

            Andrew & Ben Sheneman exhibited both the best young exhibitor’s flock and the best exhibitor’s flock.  These awards were presented by the Garden State Sheep Breeders and the Hopewell Valley Bank respectively.  Andrew Sheneman also received the award presented by the NJ Hampshire Sheep Association for the best registered Hampshire of the show on his yearling ram.

            Joseph Coppola’s yearling ewe received the award presented by Becky Black of Bound Brook for the Best Dorset of the show.  Teresa Coppola’s natural colored yearling ewe received the award given by The Spinnery of Frenchtown for the highest placing wool breed animal of the show.  This same ewe was recognized as the over-all champion of the show.

            Gabby Tovar exhibited the best of all other meat breed animals on her Southdown yearling ewe.  This award was presented by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Natale of Whitehouse Sta.  Gabby also received the award for the best bred and owned meat breed of the show on this same ewe.  This award was given by the Garden State Sheep Breeders.  The Garden State Sheep Breeders also presented the award the best bred and owned wool breed animal of the show.  This award was given to Alexandra Rogers of Sussex county on her Cotswold ewe lamb.

            The Christy family of Whitehouse Sta. presented an award to the individual exhibiting the best grade animal in the show.  This award went to Angie Philipsheck on her aged grade ewe.

            Showmanship Awards:

            Beginner Showman – went to Elizabeth Coppola – award given by Mt. Salem Suffolks of Pittstown.

            Best Novice Showman – went to Joseph Coppola – award given by the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club.

            Best Intermediate Showman – went to Katherine Horner – given by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Kuehn of Easton, PA

            Best Senior Showman – went to Gabby Tovar – given by Geneva, Rick & Steven Quattrock of W. Reading, PA.

            Two 4-H Cloverbud members from the Sheepfold of Somerset County participated in the show.  They were Richie and Emily Granja.

            Each participant in the showmanship classes received a sheep blanket donated by the State 4-H Animal Project Advisory Council.

            The top five best fitted meat breed animals of the show went to Katherine Horner, Gabby Tovar, Joseph Coppola, Brittany Smith and Ben Sheneman.

            The top five best fitted wool breed animals of the show went to Elizabeth Coppola, Christopher Urmston, Teresa Coppola, Kristi Philipsheck and Alexandra Rogers.

            A two-person team showmanship class followed the breeding show.  Results are as follows:  Junior Division  - 1st – Leah Urmston & Elizabeth Coppola; 2nd – Joseph Coppola & Ben Urmston; 3rd – Teresa Coppola and Katherine Horner.

Senior Division – 1st – Andrew Sheneman and Gabby Tovar; 2nd – Alexandra & Gregory Rogers; 3rd – Anna Mazzola and Angie Philipsheck.

HUNTERDON COUNTY 4-H INVITATIONAL SHEEP SHOW

Friday, August 24, 2012

 

            Twenty-six members from sheep clubs in Hunterdon, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren participated in the Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Sheep Show held at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agriculture Fair on Friday, August 24th.  The judge for the show was Steve Majchrzak of Federalslburg, MD.

            Results of the classes were as follows:

            Champion Rams:

                        Cotswold – a ram lamb exhibited by Gregory Rogers of Lafayette;                    Hampshire – yearling ram exhibited by Andrew Sheneman of Flemington;

                        Lincoln – a yearling ram exhibited by Laila Shehab of Hopewell;

                        Natural Colored – a yearling ram exhibited by Kristi Philipsheck of Bridgewater;

                        Romney – a yearling ram exhibited by Alexandra Rogers of Lafayette;

                        Southdown – a ram lamb exhibited by Gabby Tovar of Pittstown; and

                        Suffolk – a ram lamb also exhibited by Gabby Tovar.

            Champion Ewes:

                        Cotswold- a spring ewe lamb exhibited by Alexandra Rogers;

                        Hampshire – a yearling ewe exhibited by Andrew Sheneman;

                        Icelandic – an aged ewe shown by Christopher Urmston of Pittstown;

                        Lincoln – a yearling ewe exhibited by Laila Shehab;

                        Natural Colored – a yearling ewe exhibited by Teresa Coppola of Flemington;

                        Polled Dorset – a yearling ewe exhibited by Joseph Coppola of Flemington;

                        Romney – a yearling ewe shown by Alexandra Rogers;

                        Southdown – a yearling ewe exhibited by Gabby Tovar;

                        Suffolk – a yearling ewe exhibited by Gabby Tovar;

                        Tunis – a yearling ewe exhibited by Kathleen Horner of Lambertville.

            Champion meat grade ewe of the show was a yearling Suffolk grade ewe exhibited by Kathleen Horner and the champion wool grade ewe of the show went to Angie Philipsheck on her grade wool animal.

            Andrew & Ben Sheneman exhibited both the best young exhibitor’s flock and the best exhibitor’s flock.  These awards were presented by the Garden State Sheep Breeders and the Hopewell Valley Bank respectively.  Andrew Sheneman also received the award presented by the NJ Hampshire Sheep Association for the best registered Hampshire of the show on his yearling ram.

            Joseph Coppola’s yearling ewe received the award presented by Becky Black of Bound Brook for the Best Dorset of the show.  Teresa Coppola’s natural colored yearling ewe received the award given by The Spinnery of Frenchtown for the highest placing wool breed animal of the show.  This same ewe was recognized as the over-all champion of the show.

            Gabby Tovar exhibited the best of all other meat breed animals on her Southdown yearling ewe.  This award was presented by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Natale of Whitehouse Sta.  Gabby also received the award for the best bred and owned meat breed of the show on this same ewe.  This award was given by the Garden State Sheep Breeders.  The Garden State Sheep Breeders also presented the award the best bred and owned wool breed animal of the show.  This award was given to Alexandra Rogers of Sussex county on her Cotswold ewe lamb.

            The Christy family of Whitehouse Sta. presented an award to the individual exhibiting the best grade animal in the show.  This award went to Angie Philipsheck on her aged grade ewe.

            Showmanship Awards:

            Beginner Showman – went to Elizabeth Coppola – award given by Mt. Salem Suffolks of Pittstown.

            Best Novice Showman – went to Joseph Coppola – award given by the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club.

            Best Intermediate Showman – went to Katherine Horner – given by Mr. & Mrs. Henry Kuehn of Easton, PA

            Best Senior Showman – went to Gabby Tovar – given by Geneva, Rick & Steven Quattrock of W. Reading, PA.

            Two 4-H Cloverbud members from the Sheepfold of Somerset County participated in the show.  They were Richie and Emily Granja.

            Each participant in the showmanship classes received a sheep blanket donated by the State 4-H Animal Project Advisory Council.

            The top five best fitted meat breed animals of the show went to Katherine Horner, Gabby Tovar, Joseph Coppola, Brittany Smith and Ben Sheneman.

            The top five best fitted wool breed animals of the show went to Elizabeth Coppola, Christopher Urmston, Teresa Coppola, Kristi Philipsheck and Alexandra Rogers.

            A two-person team showmanship class followed the breeding show.  Results are as follows:  Junior Division  - 1st – Leah Urmston & Elizabeth Coppola; 2nd – Joseph Coppola & Ben Urmston; 3rd – Teresa Coppola and Katherine Horner.

Senior Division – 1st – Andrew Sheneman and Gabby Tovar; 2nd – Alexandra & Gregory Rogers; 3rd – Anna Mazzola and Angie Philipsheck.

Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club held its annual 4-H sheep show on Thursday, Aug. 23. Judging the show this year was David Rock, a resident of Hillsborough, NJ and past president of the National Tunis Sheep Registry, Inc. He raises Tunis sheep at his RQL Farms.

Champion rosettes and gift certificates from Sergeantsville Grain & Feed were presented to the following members:

Gabby Tovar of Pittstown for her Southdown and her Suffolk ram and ewe lambs;

Andrew Sheneman of Flemington for his yearling Hampshire ewe;

Ben Sheneman of Flemington for his Hampshire ram lamb;

Laila Shehab of Hopewell for her Lincoln ram lamb and her Lincoln yearling ewe; also

Christopher Umston of Pittstown for his Icelandic yearling ewe;

Teresa Coppola of Flemington for her natural colored yearling ewe and Joseph

Coppola for his yearling Polled Dorset ewe;

Bill McTeigue of Stockton for his aged Romney ewe and also for his yearling grade ewe.

Kathleen Horner of Lambertville for her Tunis yearling ewe and for Suffolk grade yearling ewe.

The following special awards were given:

Andrew Sheneman received the award presented by the NJ Hampshire Sheep Association for the best registered Hampshire of the show. This award was given for his yearling ewe. Andrew also received the Senior showmanship award given by Dr. Malcolm Kram of Betterton, MD and the boy's only showmanship award given by the Virginia Francis family in memory of her son, Roderic. Andrew and Ben Sheneman also exhibited the Best Young Flock award given by Windy Acres of Pittstown and also the Best Exhibitor's Flock award given by Chris & Cheryl Buchanan Wegner of Easton, PA.

Gabby Tovar received the award given by Mr. & Mrs. James Everett of Upper Black Eddy, PA for the best all other meat breed animal with her Southdown ram lamb. This same ram lamb also received the award for the best farm bred and owned animal of the show given by Helen Buchanan of Ringoes in memory of her husband, William C. Buchanan.

The Spinnery of Frenchtown presented an award to Laila Shehab for the highest placing wool breed animal of the show. This went on her Lincoln yearling ewe. Laila also received the Junior Showmanship award given by Mr. & Mrs. Norman Stevens of Whitehouse Station.

Elizabeth Coppola of Flemington received the first year showmanship award given by the Hunterdon Co. 4-H Sheep Club.

The final award of the show was given by the Hopewell Valley Bank of Fleminton to Christopher Urmston of Pittstown on his Icelandic aged ewe for having the best fitted and shown animal of the show.

Superintendents of the show were Susan Miller, Robert Riccioni, Ruth Crommelin and Eunice Bench.

Market Lamb Show

The Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Market Lamb Show and Sale was held on Wednesday, August 22,. Judging the show was Dick Kuzemchek of Pleasant Gap, PA.

The grand champion lamb of the show was a ewe lamb weighing 130 pounds exhibited by Kara Riccioni of Frenchtown, NJ. Kara's lamb sold for $40.00 per pound to Dr. William Reynolds of Ringoes. Kara's lamb also received special recognition for the best Dorset sired lamb of the show, the Beth Perry Memorial award, and the best bred and owned market lamb. Kara was also recognized as the best senior showman. Kara is

a thirteen year member of the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club. She is beginning her sophomore year at Penn State majoring in agri-business management focusing on economics.

The reserve champion lamb of the show went to Andrew Sheneman of Flemington. Andrew's wether weighed 158 pounds and sold for $8.00 per pound to Catherine McVicker of Califon & Michael Yates of Glen Gardner. Andrew also received the Don Kniffen, Sr. award and the best Hampshire award. Andrew is 10 year member of the Hunterdon County 4-H Sheep Club and is a junior at Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

Gabby Tovar of Pittstown exhibited the next highest lamb in the show. Her ewe lamb weighed 90 pounds and sold to Friends of Gabby comprised of the following Raymond Lopez Farrier Service, Inc; Benduce Vineyard; Lori Troy; Thomas & Kimberly Hlasney; David Piesz, Burkett supply Co.; Paddock Doctor LLC DBA Living Lands; Rolfe Brothers; Ditschman Flemington Ford; Hooper Trucking & Excavation; West Clinton Assoc - Arams Papazian; Robert Torok; Bill & Kathy Akers; Robert DeLorenzo Landscaping Inc.; Peter Clasen LLC Professional Farrier; Hahola Farms, LLC; Robert & Linda Runge; Equine Trauma Center, Inc. Dr. Reynolds; Mt. Salem Electric Co., Inc. and Gabino.

Anna Mazzola of Somerset County had the next animal in the sale. It was a 115 pound ewe lamb and sold for $4.50 per pound to Flemington Bituminous. Anna is a four year member of the Somerset Sheep Fold. She is an 8th grader at Christ the King School in Manville.

Other special awards went to Katherine Horner of Lambertville for the best intermediate showman and her brother, Nick, had the best Suffolk sired market lamb.

Nick Francis of Somerset County was recognized as the best beginning showman.

Members from Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties sold a total of 13 lambs. Other buyers were Paul Sauerland, Lambertville-New Hope Rotary, Jim Laine, Spring Woods Accounting Services, K.A. Stockton Co., Jack Tibbets, and Kuhl Corporation.

The following members also sold lambs at the sale: William Staats, Kristen Johnson, Angela & Kristi Philipsheck, Brittany Smith and Ben Sheneman.

The auctioneer was Harrie Copeland of Stockton.

The Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Lamb Show and Sale committee sponsored a scholarship award. This award went to Katherine Horner of Lambertville.

Railbird Contest

The Hunterdon County 4-H Invitational Market Lamb Show & Sale committee sponsors a Railbird Contest the evening prior to the opening of the fair after the market lambs have been weighed and checked in for the show and sale on opening day.

Anyone who would like to participate is asked to judge three classes that are comprised of four market lambs each prior to the official judging which takes place on the following morning. The official judge's results are then compared to each participant's and the individuals closest to the judges placing are awarded prizes.

The results of this show are as follows:

Youth - 10 and under -

1st - Emily Granja of Bridgewater

2nd - Elizabeth Coppola of Flemington

3rd - Anna Marie Coppola of Flemington

4th - Leah Urmston of Pittstown

Youth - 12 - 13 years of age -

1st - Katherine Horner of Lambertville

2nd - Brittany Smith of Oxford

3rd - Joseph Coppola of Flemington

4th - Laila Shehab of Hopewell

Youth 14 - Adult

1st - Gabby Tovar of Pittstown

2nd - Kara Riccioni of Frenchtown

3rd - Angela Philipsheck of Bridgewater

Adult

1st - Dawn Granja - Bridgewater

2nd - Anna Sodtalbers - Washington

3rd - Brian Horner - Lambertville

4th - Cathy Christy - Whitehouse Station

The overall highest scoring individual was Gabby Tovar of Pittstown.

County 4-H Goat Show

The Hunterdon County 4-H Goat Show was held at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair on Wednesday, August 22.  Thirty-eight 4-H members participated in the show.

Harlee Peterson of Franklin Township, grade 9, of the Kick Butt Kids placed 1st in Senior Showmanship and Fitting.  Jana Plutnick of Delaware Township, grade 8, member of Kick Butt Kids placed 1st in Junior Showmanship and Fitting.  Novice Showmanship and Fitting was won by Olivia Brennan of Delaware Township, grade 5.  In the Alpine Division Harlee Peteson’s Senior Doe placed Grand Champion and Best Doe In Show, and also placed Best Dam and Daughter.  Reserve Grand Champion Alpine was owned by James Wasitowski, grade 10 of East Amwell and member of the Kick Butt Kids.  Jana Plutnick owned and showed the Grand Champion Nigerian.  Reserve Grand Champion Nigerian was shown and leased by Gracie Marr of Tewksbury Township, and is a member of Kick Butt Kids. 

            In the Junior Doe Show, Alpine Junior Champion was won by Harlee Peterson, Reserve Junior Champion was won by Clare Loth of Franklin township, also member of Kick Butt Kids.  Jana Plutnick received both the Junior Champion and Reserve Jr. Champion Nigerian and Best Jr. Doe in Show.  Jana also received the Best Baby Goat in Show.  Best Market Breed animal was won by Jon Levering of Raritan Township.  Kay Gardiner of Franklin grade 8, won the Best Pygmy.  Justin Podolec of Raritan, grade 7, won Best Wether.  Best Fiber breed was won by Gwenyth Porter, grade 5, of Clinton Township and member of Gregarious Goats. 

Bake-Off

Members of Hunterdon County 4-H Clubs entered their baked goods on August 22nd for judging.

Julie Beck of East Amwell Township won and excellent and Best of Show for her Italian Biscotti.

Mercy Stehlin of Flemington received and excellent and first place for her Drop Cookies. Kristy Beck from East Amwell Township received an excellent for her Strawberry Nut Bread. Katie Conover from Ringoes received a very good for her Colossal Cookies and Kira Wegner from Hampton received a very good for her Crazy pound Cake.

There were three Prep participants this year; Josephine Kohanski of Ringoes entered Banana Cupcakes, Alyssa Taglienti from Annandale entered Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Josie Whitmore from Lebanon Township entered Stars & Flowers Cookies.

4-H Herpetology Show

The County 4-H Herpetology Show was held Aug. 21 at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. Members of the Vipers 4-H Herpetology Club showed their exotic amphibians, reptiles and arachnids. Everyone who entered received an excellent.

Lily Davis from Delaware Township received Best of Breed and Reserve of Show for her Amelanistic Corn Snake and Reserve of Breed for her Musk Turtle. She also entered her other Corn Snake and Musk Turtle.

Justin Podolec from Raritan Township received Reserve of Breed for his Ball Python, Best of Show and Best of Breed for his Red Saharan Uromastyx, and Best of Breed for his American Green Tree Frog. He also entered his Mexican King Snake.

Kevin Sievers from Delaware Township won Reserve of Breed for his Bearded Dragon and for his African Clawed Frog. He also entered two Green Anoles.

McKenna Todd from Raritan Township won Best of Breed for her Greek Tortoise. She also entered her Lemon Amber Corn Snake.

John Beck and Daniel Connelly from East Amwell Township both entered their Bearded Dragons and Connor Greig entered two Enigma Leopard Geckos.

Crafts, Sewing, Needlework

Fifteen 4-H members entered items in 4-H Crafts, Sewing and Needlework. The judging of the events took place on Friday, Aug. 17. Items were on display in the 4-Building at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

Craft winner in Junior Division included Best of Show entry by Emily Dabb, of Lebanon. Emily is a member of the Fur and Feathers. Her entry was a ceramic Glazed Rooster. Ashley Diem, of Frenchtown and a member of Creative Kids, placed 1st with her entry of a hand made clay basket and her creative stepping stone placed 2nd. Lindsey Davis of Asbury and member of Creative Kids placed 3rd with her entry of a hand painted ceramic pumpkin.

Craft Senior Division included a Best of Show tie dye jeans entry by Kristen Bryhn of Flemington and member of the Sew Bake and Bloom. Paige Whitmore of Lebanon and member of the Kick Butt Kids also placed Best of Show with her exhibit Tree of Life. First Place entry was by Kristen Brynn who created a wallet made of duct tape. Second Place entry was by Katie Majorossy of Flemington and member of Creative Kids with a creative t-shirt entry. Paige Whitmore entered a Bunny Wreath which placed 3rd.

Four participants entered items in Sewing. Kristy Beck of Flemington, member of Sew Bake and Bloom place Best of Show in the Junior Division with a YoYo Pillow entry. Senior Division winners were Best of Show Quilt by Cathy York of Pittstown member of Sew Bake and Bloom and 1st place was a YoYo Pillow made by Kristen Bryhn.

Best of Show Needlework of an embroidered pillow was made by Kristen Bryhn and she also made a latch hook wall hanging which took 1st place.

Honey/Photography Show

There was a large display of honey products at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair that were judged on Thursday, August 23. Beekeepers from around the county brought there products to be examined and judged. Participants were members of either the Raritan Valley Beekeeping Association or the Northwest Beekeeping association.

Donald Pidcock from Hunterdon County won first place and Best of Show in light honey and first in dark honey. Scott Horsnall from Hunterdon County won first place and Best Exhibitor in amber honey and second in light honey.

Robert Urbanowicz of Somerset County received a third in light honey and second in light amber honey. Bob Gallerani of Somerset County received a first in light amber honey. Charles Ilsley of Somerset County received a third in light amber honey. Frank Wooden from Hunterdon County received second in amber honey. Deidre Kravec of Hunterdon County received a third in amber honey.

Dave Schooley and Steve Weingart of Hunterdon County participated in amber honey.

Denise De Christofano of Somerset County received a first in the photography contest.

4-H Horticulture Exhibit

On display in the Ramsburg Building this year is the 4-H’ers horticulture exhibit. Four members attended workshops throughout the year and brought their piece to be judged on Wednesday. Todd Schuyler from Flemington won a Best of Show, a first place, three excellents, and a good. Kevin Sievers from Delaware Township received a very good and a good. Kristen Bryhn and Mercy Stehlin from Flemington both received very goods.

Quilt Show

Of the 24 quilts shown at the Quilt Show in the 2012 Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, the winners were:

Category:   Best in Show - Mary de Sloovere, Yardley, PA

Category:   Viewers’ Choice - Janice Agnew, Lopatcong, NJ

Category:   Wall Hanging

Best Wall Hanging in Show - Diane Moore, Whitehouse Station, NJ

                1st Place - Gisele Meader, Lambertville, NJ

                2nd Place - Mary de Sloovere, Yardley, PA

                3rd Place - Diane Moore, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Category:  Miniature Quilt

                Best Miniature in Show - Gisele Meader, Lambertville, NJ

                1st Place - Joanne Whitney, Pittstown, NJ

                2nd Place - Mary de Sloovere, Yardley, PA

Category:  Art Quilt

                Bests Art Quilt in Show - Mary de Sloovere, Yardley, PA

                1st Place - Joanne Gardner, Flemington, NJ

                2nd Place - Joanne Gardner, Flemington, NJ

Category:  Traditional Quilts

                Best Traditional Quilt in Show - Mary de Sloovere, Yardley, PA

                1st Place - Janis Agnew, Lopatcong, NJ

2nd Place - Diane Moore, Whitehouse Station, NJ

3rd Place - Diane Moore, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Art

 

The 2012 4-H Art show at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair had many entries exhibited by our very talented 4-H members. There were ten 4-H members that entered in Division I and five 4-H members that entered in Division II.

Sew, Bake, ‘n Bloom club members snagged top two ribbon placements plus Best of Show! Alexa Johnson of Glen Gardner received Best of Show, first place, and second place. Morgan Krupa of East Amwell received third place.

Kick Butt Kids members “kicked butt” in Division II art with two members sweeping top placement for ribbons. Paige Whitmore of Lebanon received Best of Show, two first places, and a second place. Casey Bolanowski of Readington received a first place, a second place, and three third places. Claire Vernon of East Amwell received a second place.

            The Hunterdon 4-H and Agricultural Fair hosted the Garden Tractor Pulls on August 25, 2012, down at the fairgrounds in Ringoes. There was a total of 68 Garden Tractors registered in this year’s pull.

            In the 900lb Junior Class youngsters between 10 and 17 years old compete. There were 20 young people registered in this class. First Place was taken by Robbie Compton, of Bloomsbury. Richie Woolf, Jr. of Belvidere took Second. Third Place was taken by Dylan Greene of Ringoes.

            In the 900lb Adult Class Rich Woolf, Sr. of Belvidere took First Place. Second Place was taken by Todd Dicksen of Harmony. Third was taken by Frank F. Gara of Washington.

            In the 1000lb Class Todd Smith of Milford took First Place. Wes Lambert of Phillipsburg took Second Place. Todd Smith also took Third Place. Fourth Place was taken by Kait Tallamy of Phillipsburg.

            In the 1100lb Class Hotse Heeres took First Place. Second Place was taken by Todd Smith of Milford. Third Place was taken my Steven Heeres.

            In 900lb Women’s Class is the only time a tractor can be used a second time in the Garden Tractor Pulls. First Place was taken by Tracy Savacool of Milford. Second Place was taken by Jan Woolf of Belvidere. Third Place was taken by Tiffany Gara of Washington.

                                 Rug Hooking Guild Announces 4-H Fair Awards

 

 

Flemington, NJ, The Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild announced the

 

awards for rugs exhibited during the 2012 Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

 

 

Guild exhibit coordinator, Dee Rosebrock from Lawrenceville, NJ, noted that

 

“Each year we look forward to demonstrating traditional rug hooking at the Fair as a way

 

to inform the public about this 19th Century craft. In addition, the hooked rug exhibit

 

allows us to showcase the work of our talented members and rug hookers from the

 

community.” Guild members and the public have the opportunity to submit rugs for

 

judging in four categories – narrow cut, wide cut, miniature punch needle and mixed

 

media/three dimensional.

 

 

Nationally known rug hooking instructors – Jeanne Benjamin from Brookfield,

 

Massachusetts, Arline Bechtoldt from South Plainfield,  NJ and Lucille Festa from East Rupert,

 

Vermont  – served as the judges.

 

 

In the Narrow Cut Category, Gail Ferdinando (Pittstown, NJ) was awarded the Best of

 

Show Ribbon for “At the Beach”. “Sammy” by Therese Shick (Annandale, NJ) won

 

second place honors and “Tree of Life” by Cindy Boults (Annandale, NJ) received the

 

third place ribbon.

 

 

The Best of Show Ribbon in the Wide Cut Category went to Barbara Dalrymple Lugg

 

(Frenchtown, NJ) for “Tribute to My Dad”. Second place honors went to Therese Shick

 

(Annandale, NJ) for her rug entitled “When Harry Met Sally”. “Red Salt Box” hooked by

 

Carol Collin (Newtown, PA) received the third place ribbon.

 

 

 

The Mixed Media/Three Dimensional Award for Best in Show went to Kathy Donovan

 

(Watchung, NJ) for “The Masque” which incorporated various hooking techniques.

 

Second Place was awarded to Ellen DiClemente (Flemington, NJ) for “Clara”. “Mardi

 

Gras Mask” by Cindy Boults (Annandale, NJ) took third place honors.

 

 

The Best of Show ribbon in the Miniature Punch Needle category was awarded to Janet

 

Santaniello (Watchung, NJ) for “Padula”.

 

 

“At the Beach” hooked by Gail Ferdinando (Pittstown, NJ) received the ribbons for Best

 

of Show Overall and Viewer’s Choice.

 

 

 

Visit the Guild’s website (www.hcrag.com) for information on its programs and

 

activities.

            The 4-H Herpetology Show took place on August 21st, 2012. There were a total of eight lizards, six snakes, three turtles/tortoises, and two frogs.

            Lily Davis received Best of Breed, Reserve Best of Show, and Reserve Best of Breed. Justin Podolec received two Best of Breed, a Best of Show, and a Reserve Best of Breed.

Hunterdon County Invitational Rabbit, Cavy, and Small Animal Show

 

4-H members from all different clubs and all different counties, including Hunterdon County’s Fur ‘n’ Feathers and Hunterdon Hoppers, came to the Hunterdon County 4-H and Ag Fair on Friday, August 24th, to participate in the Hunterdon County Invitational Rabbit, Cavy, and Small Animal Show. There were 2 small animals, 10 cavies, and 70 rabbits in the event.

The rabbit division winners include: Kaitlin Smith of Washington received Best in Show Rabbit as well as Best of Breed Lionhead. Sarah Stamets of Flemington received Reserve in Show Rabbit as well as Best of Breed Dutch, Reserve Best of Breed Dutch, and Best of Breed Netherland Dwarf.

Schuyler Todd of Flemington received Best of Breed Beveren, Best of Breed Harlequin, and Reserve Best of Breed Harlequin. Rebecca Durange of Lebanon received Best of Breed Mismarked Dutch. Nicole Kilhullen of Stewartsville received Reserve Best of Breed Mismarked Dutch, Best of Breed Polish, and Reserve Mixed Breed. Sara Rountree of Delaware Township received Best of Breed Himalayan and Reserve Best of Breed Himalayan. Brandon Stein of Flemington received Best of Breed Holland Lop and Reserve Best of Breed Holland Lop. Elias Bouchamoun of Delaware Township received Best of Breed Hotot and Best of Breed Mixed. Brittany Smith of Oxford received Reserve Best of Breed Lionhead and Best of Breed Rex. Lily Santo of Three Bridges received Best of Breed Mini Lop. Stacy Giordano of Washington received Reserve Best of Breed Mini Lop. Amy Enevoldsen of Flemington received Best of Breed Mini Rex and Best of Breed Standard Chinchilla. Jessica Rountree of Delaware Township received Reserve Best of Breed Mini Rex. Emma Kirsch of New Hope-Solebury received Reserve Best of Breed Netherland Dwarf. Lindsey Davis of Asbury received Best of Breed New Zealand and Reserve Best of Breed New Zealand.

The small animal division winners include: Emily Szmul of Flemington received Best in Show Small Animal and Best of Breed Hamster. Veronica Arena of Flemington received Reserve in Show Small Animal and Best of Breed Rat.

The cavy division winners include: Schuyler Todd of Flemington received Best in Show Cavy, Reserve in Show Cavy, Best of Breed American, Best of Breed Teddy, Best of Breed Texel, and Reserve Best of Breed Texel. Veronica Arena of Flemington received Reserve Best of Breed American.

Hunterdon County Rabbit Show

 

The Hunterdon County 4-H Rabbit Show was held on Thursday, August 23rd, and some amazing breeds were exhibited by the Hunterdon Hoppers Rabbit Club and Fur ‘n’ Feathers members. 26 people and many animals participated in this event.

Hunterdon Hoppers winners include: Sara Rountree of Delaware Township received Best in Show, Best Bred & Raised, and Best of Breed Himalayan. Madison Spinelli of Kingwood received Reserve in Show and Best of Breed Dutch. Alyssa Katyan of Clinton received Best Doe & Litter and Anne & Emily Szmul of Raritan Township received Reserve Doe & Litter. Brandon Stein of Raritan received Best of Breed Holland Lop and Lily Santo of Readington received Best of Breed Mini Lop. Eva Tillett of East Amwell received Best of Breed Netherland Dwarf. Schuyler Todd of Flemington received Best of Breed Beveren. Taylor Lengen of Raritan received Best of Mixed.

Fur ‘n’ Feathers winners include: Amy Enevolsen of Raritan Township received Best of Breed Standard Chinchilla and Best of Breed Mini Rex. Lindsey Davis of Union Township received Best of Breed New Zealand. Rebecca Durange of Lebanon Township received Best of Breed Mismarked Dutch.

4-H Photography Contest

 

Our 4-H members have been busy all year taking photos of their friends, animals, landscapes, and nature scenes.  Photographs can be entered under film, digital, or black and white categories.  There were a total of 109 photos that were entered at the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair.

In Division I, Jessica Rountree of Delaware Township received a Best of Show, two First Place, three Second Place, and a Third Place ribbon. Rachel Ewing of Franklin Township received two Best of Show and two First Place ribbons. Morgan Krupa of East Amwell received a Best of Show and a First Place ribbon. Heather Krupa or East Amwell received a Third Place ribbon. Nicholas Millan of Alexandria Township received a Second Place ribbon. Rachael Czerna of Alexandria Township received a First Place and a Honorable Mention ribbon.

In Division II, Anne Szmul of Raritan Township received two Best of Show, three First Place and a Second Place ribbon. Sara Rountree of Delaware Township received a Best in Show, two First Place, a Third Place, and a Honorable Mention ribbon. Anna DeSapio of Kingwood Township received a Best in Show, two First Place, and a Third Place ribbon. Ben Goldberg of Raritan Township received a Best of Show, a First Place, two Second Place, and a Third Place ribbon. Daria Clark of Readington Township received a Best of Show, a First Place and a Second Place ribbon. Brianna Suydam of Franklin Township received a First Place and two Third Place ribbons. Emily Szmul of Raritan Township received two First Place, a Second Place, and a Honorable Mention ribbon. Jana Plutnick of Delaware Township received two First Place, a Second Place, and a Third Place ribbon. Kevin Sievers of Delaware Township received two First Place ribbons.

Emma Jackson of Kingwood Township entered photographs in the Cloverbud Participation Contest and received a Participation Ribbon.

There were 13 photographs chosen to be part of the 2013 4-H calendar. Daria Clark of Readington Township, “Quail Eggs,” Anna DeSapio of Kingwood Township, “Tags of Honor,” Brianna Suydam of Franklin Township, “Purple Hearts BLVD,” Jana Plutnick of Delaware Township, “The Sight of Paradise,” Ben Goldberg of Delaware Township, “Grass,” Kevin Sievers of Delaware Township, “Pleased to Meet You,” Emily Szmul of Raritan Township, “Old Boat,” Sara Rountree of Delaware Township, “Bug Eyes,” Anne Szmul of Raritan Township, “Blue Rocks Dock,” Jessica Rountree of Delaware Township, “Honey Bee,” Rachel Ewing of Franklin Township, “Flower,” Nicholas Millan of Alexandria Township, “Pen Station Model,” and Morgan Krupa of East Amwell, “Lemonade.”

 


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