Union County, NJ – Sixty members of the Union County 4-H clubs held their annual Project Night at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Friday, June 3. Club members exhibited a wide variety of projects including photographs, models, and games for one another to play, and they raised funds for donation to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
“Project Night enables young people to showcase their skills and gives them the opportunity to help those at risk for hunger or food scarcity,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “On behalf of the Freeholder Board, we are very proud of all the students in our 4-H clubs.”
Members of the 4-H clubs brought baked goods, posters and project books for other members and their families to enjoy during Project Night. Highlights included a giant computer-enhanced keyboard made of aluminum foil and paper by the Technology Club, and hand built pinball machines made by the Engineering Club.
Participants in Project Night raised $65.00 through their activities, and donated the money to the Community FoodBank.
Union County 4-H is a youth development program run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Freeholder Board. It is designed to enable students to explore their passion in a supportive environment that emphasizes life skills including team building, organization and public speaking. The clubs are open to students in grades 1-12.
The 4-H club meeting schedule runs concurrently with the school year. Interested students and their parents can meet the club leaders, get more information and sign up for clubs including archery, Cooking, Anime, Sewing, Engineering, STEM and many others at the annual Open House, held this year on Friday, September 23.
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