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Nikayla Hetzell, a Pony Pals 4-H club member from Centerton, was recently named Clumberland County

4-H Equestrian of the Year at the annual horse awards dinner. First runner up is Austin Smith from Bridgeton, Second Runner Up is Hannah Ricci from Millville, and Third Runner Up is Jillian Tozer of Millville. Nikayla will represent Cumberland County in the State Equestrian of the Year Contest at the NJ Horse Park in Stone Tavern, NJ in August. Nikayla competed in personal interview, poise and appearance and public speaking portions of the contest to demonstrate her horse knowledge and related accomplishments. Nikayla, who also serves as Cumberland County’s Youth Representative, events throughout the county in the coming year.

Get your GREEN On 4-H Offers Family Gardening Program
St. Patrick’s Day has passed but there is still time to get your green on! The Cumberland County 4-H Youth Development program in partnership with Cumberland County’s Rutgers Master Gardeners will offer a series of three Saturday family garden workshops May 9th, 16th and 23rd from 10:00 am – noon at the 4-H Center 291 Morton Avenue Millville, New Jersey. Cost for participation is $35.00 for a child/ caregiver pair. Recommended age for youth is 4th grade and up.

Get Your Green On is the first in a series of “Time to Tinker” programs County 4-H Agent Julie Karavan is initiating in Cumberland County. The garden series will include construction of containers, a pallet project and seed bombs. The program is offered in conjunction with Rutgers Master Gardeners, coordinated by Pam Burton.

Space is limited and registration is required. Checks can be made payable to the Cumberland County 4-H Advisory Committee. For information and registration, call the 4-H office at 856-451-2800 ext. 3.or contact Julie Karavan at


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