Nine Bridgewater residents were among the more than 30 drawing winners at this year’s Somerset County 4-H Fair.
The winners in drawings held at the Somerset County Government tents included Lauren Kibalo, Dolores DeLorenzo, Kyle Johnson, Becky Pollard, Marilyn Francis, Charles DeFuria, Caroline Sokol, Erin Hackwelder and Ed Ogin.
The fair's visitors enjoyed displays, played games, learned about the county and entered the drawings for prizes, which were generously donated by local businesses and organizations.
Lauren Kibalo was one of three winners of Leisure Pursuit tickets to various Somerset County Park Commission activities.
Three fairgoers won gift certificates for tickets to cheer the Somerset Patriots at the TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater for the 2013-2014 seasons—including Dolores DeLorenzo.
Kyle Johnson was one of 10 winners of restaurant gifts certificates; his certificate for the Perkins Restaurant in Green Brook was one of four donated by Perkins.
Becky Pollard won a gift card donated by Saker ShopRite Inc. of Freehold, and Marilyn Francis won a $75 gift card to ShopRite and a basket of food items, donated by employees of the Somerset County Board of Social Services.
Charles DeFuria may be doing a bit more yardwork—he won a composter donated by the Somerset County Solid Waste Management Division.
Caroline Sokol won one of two Serenity Baskets packed with items that promote relaxation donated by the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children in Somerville.
Erin Hackwelder won a back-to-school kit, donated by Somerset County Community Development Office staff.
Also, Ed Ogin was one of two winners to receive a half-sheet cakes, donated by the Somerset County Vocational & Technical Schools Culinary Arts Program.
Last but not least, 21 visitors to the Government Tents will be sporting 4-H Fair T-shirts that celebrate Somerset County’s 325th anniversary this year.
“We’re pleased that so many people from our county, neighboring counties and out of state made the 4-H Fair a destination spot and visited the Government tents again this year,” Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer said. “Thanks to the generosity of many merchants and organizations, we were able to give out wonderful prizes in drawings at various booths.
“The county looks forward to the annual 4-H Fair as a venue for getting the word out about Somerset County’s many programs and services,” he added. “County employees enjoy sharing information with residents and their children in a relaxed atmosphere, and the children enjoy learning about the county through games, hands-on projects and game wheels."