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Union County Students Invited to Attend 4-H Open House

Learn about the 4-H program – meet the club leaders.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County 4-H Youth Development Program will be holding an open house for students in grades 1 through 12 on Friday, September 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Union County’s Trailside Nature and Science Center, located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Ample free parking is available at Trailside.

collage of kids presenting and participating in activities

Volunteer 4-H club leaders will be on hand to meet the students and talk about the 4-H program.

“The Commissioner Board is very proud to support 4-H, which helps youth in our community develop leadership and communication skills while exploring subjects that interest them,” said Commissioner Board Chair Rebecca L. Williams.

The 4-H club calendar follows the school year. For the 2022-23 school year, the available Union County 4-H clubs are Archery, Cooking, Sewing, Crafts, Service, Outdoors, Engineering, Lego Robotics, Gardening, and Variety.

More details about the clubs, including age requirements, meeting schedules and fees, is available at .

4-H Clubs are run by adult volunteers that have been screened and trained. Membership in clubs is open to all genders. The Union County 4-H Program is run by the Rutgers New Jersey Cooperative Extension of Union County, and is supported by the Union County Board of Commissioners, Rutgers University, the United States Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey Experiment Station.

For more information about the open house or 4-H please contact 4-H Agent James Nichnadowicz at 908-654-9854 ext. 3 or email him at

For information about all Union County Extension programs, including Master Tree Stewards, Master Gardeners and Environmental Stewards, visit

For information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including free vaccination, free testing, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at

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