FREEHOLD – The annual Monmouth County Fair, now at the East BFreehold Park Showgrounds, highlights the many achievements and skills that Monmouth County 4-H Association members have learned throughout the year.
“Participating in the Monmouth County Fair is a highlight in the lives of many 4‐H’ers,” Freeholder Lillian G. Burry said. “I’m sure that they will create memories and make friendships that will last a lifetime.”
Freeholder Burry, who is the liaison to the County’s Cooperative Extension Service, was on hand opening night to crown the 2013 Monmouth County 4-H Ambassadors Linette Reeman of Lincroft and Erica Todd of Jackson. Both young women are members of the Monmouth County Teen Council and will serve as local envoys to other 4-H groups in the nation until the 2014 Fair.
4-H members are children from kindergarten through the first year past high school. They participate in dozens of clubs and activities, including such traditional offerings as livestock and farming activities, and such less traditional clubs, such as herpetology, care for arachnids, newts and salamanders and snakes. Other clubs develop skills in crafts, art, photography, writing, dance and theater arts.
“These talented youth bring their enthusiasm for life to the fair each year,” said Virginia Kryzanowski, Monmouth County’s 4-H agent. “This year, fairgoers will once again be impressed by the accomplishments of our 4‐H’ers. Although some activities are standard every year, there are new opportunities for people to get involved. The county fair is a great way that to encourage our youth to join 4-H.”
The Monmouth County Fair is a joint project of the Monmouth County Park System and the Monmouth County 4-H Association.
The fair runs through Sunday. The gates will be open tonight; from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The fair is held at the showgrounds on Kozloski Road. Admission is $7 per person. Children 12 and under are free at all times
Additional information is available by visiting www.visitmonmouth.com or calling 732-842-4000.