Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter June 18 – 25, 2021

Sussex County 4-H celebrates Juneteenth.

The RCE/4-H Office will be closed
Friday, June 18th, 2021 in honor of JUNETEENTH.

The WEEKLY NEWSLETTER will now be published on Fridays, as the 4-H Staff return to the RCE Office.

Congrats to the Sussex County 4-H Members that Participated in the NJ 4-H Animal Art Contest

4-H members from throughout the state exhibited more than 225 entries in the 2-D Art, 3-D Art, Photography, and Video divisions within five animal categories – 1) Dog, 2) Equine, 3) Livestock (beef, dairy, goats, sheep, and swine), 5) Small Animals (rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, herpetology, and poultry) and 6) Other (alpacas, llamas, and cats).

Carley Wikander, a member of the 4-H Teen Council, captured the Junior Best of Show in the Livestock 2-D Art Division.

Other 4-H members that participated were:
Kathyrn Weis, of 4-H Teen Council,
who earned 2 Red placings in Senior Livestock Photography
Landon Orway, of Regal Rabbits,
who earned 2 Red placings in Junior Other Species 2-D Art.

The following Cloverbuds of Bit by Bit also participated in a variety of department and classes:
Chloe Clapp
Penelope Grieco
Jemma Johnson
Samantha Mammolo

and will all receive green ribbons.

Great Job by all who participated!

Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and Non-4-H Members.

Upcoming NJ 4-H Workshops

July 27 at 1 pm: Seeing and Composing Creative Photographs

(For Middle and High Schoolers)      
Come learn how to create effective images through strong composition. In this webinar, our photography instructor will engage you in conversation about learning to see photographically. Youth do not need to bring cameras or photographs to the session.

Current NJ 4-H STEP Clubs

Junior International Explores Guam

Hey kids! Do you know where Guam is? Did you know it is not a country, but a territory of the US? Would you like to meet kids from Guam and learn about their culture? Well then, this is the club for YOU! We’ll be sharing what kids from NJ love to do while learning what Chamorro (people from Guam) kids love as well. This club is open to 15 American youth and 15 Chamorro youth and will be completely in English. We’ll be making traditional dishes together (a list of ingredients needed will be provided after registration) and covering things like music and dancing, local legends and stories, and our countries’ iconic destinations. Register here if you are up for an adventure to explore another culture and make new friends from around the globe! This program is for youth 10–13. Sessions will run on Monday and Wednesdays from 7 pm–8 pm Starting July 7 through August 2.

Junior International Explores Virtual Club- Guam registration link

States’ 4-H Virtual Summer Exchange

This summer, States’ 4-H, in collaboration with international partners, will be hosting six free virtual events that will highlight six different countries around the world. The virtual events will include cultural trivia, language intros, and hands-on craft and cooking activities. These events are created for youth ages 9 – 18, but other family members can attend as well! 
States’ 4-H will be hosting two events each month from June – August, starting with the following countries:

Global Exploration Series – June Events
Japan: Friday, June 25 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Pacific

Registration is now OPEN for our June events!! Email for the registration link:

National 4-H Summer STEP Clubs

4-H Virtual Cooking Camp

Get your summer sizzle on with Pennsylvania 4-H! This FREE virtual cooking camp is open to all kids and families across the country. You’ll learn how to whip up tasty summer dishes like Rainbow Buddha Bowls and Garden Sloppy Joes. Register by July 14.

Register Here


Georgia Boot is a proud partner of the National 4-H Council. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be #GeorgiaBootStrong and create a better path #Fourward through the hands-on learning experiences that 4-H offers. These programs help build confidence, creativity, leadership, and resiliency, shaping our future leaders.

From now until August of 2023, we will offer various promotions on our website and at select retail partner locations. A portion of sales from these promotions will be donated to National 4-H Council to provide critical resources needed to support the organization’s efforts to empower our youth. Georgia Boot has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000 in 2021, $75,000 in 2022 and $85,000 in 2023.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Friday, June 18, 2021; 11:00 am – Family Favorites: Healthy 100 Calorie Snacks
Friday, June 18, 2021; 12:00 pm – Helpline Live: Vegetable Gardening Problems

Tuesday, June 22, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: No-Bake Blueberry Dessert
Tuesday, June 22, 2021; 7:00 pmVegetable Gardening Q&A
Wednesday, June 23, 2021; 2:00 pmSummer Herbs for Flavor All Year
Thursday, June 24, 2021; 1:00 pm – Rutgers Lunch and Learn: Cultural Competency
Friday, June 25, 2021; 11:00 am – Family Favorites: Banana Split Bites

Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 12:00 pm – Real Recipes: Ambrosia
Tuesday, June 29, 2021; 7:00 pm – 2021 Coastal Stewardship Course – Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program (BBSRP) – Day 1 of 10 (fee)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021; 2:00 pmStress Less with Laughter

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