County of Monmouth

NEWS RELEASE July 19, 2018

Virginia Krzyzanowski, 4-H Program Associate
Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County
Phone: 732-431-7260 ext. 7267


Monmouth County 4-H Alumni Holding Annual Quilt Raffle
Fundraiser is Part of Monmouth County Fair July 25-29

Freehold Township – The Monmouth County 4-H Alumni Association will hold its annual quilt raffle in conjunction with the Monmouth County Fair.

The fair, presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association, will be held July 25-29, at the East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.

The quilt raffle is the association’s main fundraiser. Proceeds go toward scholarships awarded to deserving Monmouth County 4-H members. “Over the years, we’ve raised more than $15,000 to fund these scholarships,” said Alumni Association president Frank Van Note.

This year’s quilt, with the theme “Bee Happy,” was made in Monmouth by Sherre MacClellan of Sea Glass Quilting in Freehold. The quilt is slightly smaller than a queen-size bed and has a value of $500. Second prize is a 4-pack of tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure. Third prize is $50 in gift cards for local restaurants.

The Monmouth County 4-H Alumni Association sponsors the Alex and Louise Basista Scholarship for Continuing Education given each year to an alumnus already enrolled in institution of higher education, and the Frances Arbazcawski Memorial Scholarship presented annually to a graduating high school senior.

Raffle tickets, at $1 each, will be available at the 4-H Alumni Association booth along the main pathway at the fairgrounds.

The Monmouth County 4-H Alumni Association is made up of former 4-H members and leaders. Its mission is to support the enrichment of 4-H activity in Monmouth County by encouraging and recognizing leadership and service.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the Monmouth County 4-H Program call the 4-H Office at

732-431-7260 or visit the 4-H website at