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2/5/2011 - Judges To Pick 4-H Champion Cooks


The 4-H Favorite Food Show is somewhat of a competitive event, and yet even though winners are picked, there are no losers! That’s because each 4-H’er is recognized with an award ribbon and special gift from the sponsor, Millville Kiwanis Club. “The philosophy behind each educational 4-H event and judging program stems from the fact that 4-H’ers are always recognized for their achievements. There are no losers among participants,” explains Jeannette Rea-Keywood, County 4-H Agent.

Judging for the food, table setting and nutrition event is set to begin on Saturday, February 5, 1:00 PM at the Cumberland Mall. Registration is at Center Court from 12:30-1:00 PM. Judges for this contest include Paula Ring and Betsy Waltman of Millville; Jane Hankins, Ruth Ann Hands, Barbara Schwab and Carol Lodge from Bridgeton; Linda Strieter of Woolwich Township and Shelly Tifton from Mullica Hill and Marilou Rochford of Cape May Court House.

This marks the 37th year that Millville Kiwanis Club is sponsoring this educational food preparation and table-setting contest. Kiwanis presents 4-H participants with award ribbons and token gifts. Paul Dice, president of the Millville Kiwanis Club will assist with the presentation of trophies and special gifts to top winners.

All 4-H’ers, as well as Mall shoppers, can take part in the Food and Nutrition Skill-A-Thon, an educational guessing game where they select the correct answers to questions relating to food, nutrition and measuring techniques.

Participants prepare their “favorite food” at home and bring the completed product to the Cumberland Mall along with the necessary equipment for a complete table setting for one. Each entry includes an original centerpiece, copy of the recipe, a written, well-balanced menu and a place setting. All of this is set up as an individual display in the Boscov’s corridor wing at the Cumberland Mall. Participants are judged according to the quality, appearance and taste of their favorite food, originality and appropriateness of table setting, centerpiece and menu. This event is open to all 4-H boys and girls in grades K-13 (one year out of high school).

The 4-H Youth Development Program of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station is open to all youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school) regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
For more information about the 4-H Favorite Food Show or the 4-H Foods & Nutrition project area call the Cumberland 4-H Center at (856) 451-2800 ext #3.



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