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Don’t miss the Somerset County 4-H Fair tonight

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Welcome to the Somerset County 4-H Fair! (Craig Allen photo).

Its “Free Family Fun,” and tonight is your last chance to check out the 3-day Somerset County 4-H Fair, on Milltown Road, In Bridgewater!

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This is it! Enjoy the 4-H Fair TONIGHT! (Craig Allen photo).

In Somerset County, 4-H is so much more than…

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Milking the “cow.” (Craig Allen photo).

“Cows and Cooking!” For example….

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“She blinded me with science…SCIENCE!” (Craig Allen photo).

Check out all the club displays!

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Check out all the clubs…their displays, and activities! (Craig Allen photo).

And, the arts and crafts!

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I was in the 4-H Photography Club…and later judged photos just like these! (Craig Allen photo).

There are lots of animals to see (and pet)…

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Sarah and her award-winning chicken…that you can touch! (Craig Allen photo).

…from dogs and cats to rabbits…

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Getting “up close and personal” with a REAL “Bugs Bunny!” (Craig Allen photo).

…and guinea pigs…

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Your author, and weekend personality, holding Carolyn’s “Crested” guinea pig!

Above, its like “old home day.” I’m holding a guinea pig…I raised and showed hundreds of guinea pigs as a teenager in 4-H! By the way, “cavies” (as they are also known), are not from New Guinea, nor are they related to “pigs.” But, that’s another article for another day!

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The Alpaca’s coat is very soft. (Craig Allen photo).

Check out the sheep and goats, and cows…

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Kids of all ages enjoy stopping by the 4-H Horse tent! (Craig Allen photo).

…and horses, too!

Yes, there’s even a “herpetology” ¬†(SNAKE) club!

Did you know there is a Robot club…clubs that celebrate different cultures from around the world…a model rocket club…a movie-makers club…

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This model train is a blur of speed! (Craig Allen photo).

…and a Train club, to mention just a few! If you are interested in it, you can form a 4-H club!

One can join 4-H as early as 7 years old, thanks to “4-H Prep” which started as a model program in Somerset County, many years ago!

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Join your friends and neighbors at the fair! (Craig Allen photo).

This is YOUR chance to see the projects that the 4-Hers have been working on all year…to support the kids and their clubs…and to have a fun night out with family and friends!

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There’s lots to choose from, inside the Food Tent! (Craig Allen photo).

Hungry? Grab dinner “out” tonight! ¬†There is a big food tent, run by area organizations, with proceeds going to good causes! Food is the only place where money changes hands, at the Somerset County 4-H Fair!

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I’d go anywhere for a 4-H Fair photo, “back in the day!” Even the middle of the horse ring! (Craig Allen photo archives).

Back in the day, I was a long-time Somerset County 4-H member!

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The Somerset County 4-H Fair as seen from the air, sometime in the early 1990′s. (Craig Allen photo).

Walking around the fair yesterday afternoon….the sights, the sounds, the smells…I was instantly a teenager again. I’m biased, but it is the best 4-H Fair in the country, and its still the same fair of my youth!

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With the “Prize Team,” Jess and Derek! Sporting my vintage 1980′s Somerset County 4-H Camp Counselor shirt!

In addition to all the memories (and I met up with a few people I haven’t seen in years), I got a chance to hang out with the “Jersey Prize Team” yesterday afternoon!

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Playing “High/Low” for a prize, at the 4-H Fair! (Craig Allen photo).

Thanks to all fair goers who stopped by to say HI, and to play some games with us, and win cool prizes!

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“Music Trivia” is ON! (Craig Allen photo).

You have til 10:00 tonight to check out the Somerset County 4-H Fair for 2014!

Its not to be missed!

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Somerset County 4-H Fair, Milltown Rd, Bridgewater. Be There! (Craig Allen photo).

Thanks for your support of the Somerset County 4-H program, and New Jersey 101.5!

 

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