VOLUNTEER AWARDS OF THE YEAR

It is an honor to have my minor contributions over the years ( since 1982?) acknowledged.

Originally from Pennsylvania, my roots are strong in Middlesex County, New Jersey, residing here since 1972. My mother and her mother encouraged me to crochet, knit and sew clothing. Sewing on a Free Washington sewing machine that only sewed forward without fancy stitches, was a challenge. School clubs and classed enhanced my home arts skills.

In college at Drexel University, I pursued a degree in Home Economics Education. My first teaching position was a 7th Grade Sewing Instructor at Showalter Jr. High in Chester, PA. A move to New Jersey, a new teaching job at South River High School and marriage to the Industrial Arts teacher, as well as the birth of our three children, kept me busy.

Community involvement meant time as a Girl Scout Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Food Bank Volunteer and always, a Middlesex County Fair Volunteer. Having children and good friends, gets you involved. Participation in the fair has always been the summer highlight. The sewing division is the area I am chairperson over; however, I enter handmade items in other divisions.

Welcoming friends, making new ones and seeing former students is a pleasure.

Sue Kendrick

Volunteer of the Year 2021

Volunteer of the Year

Winners Since 1993

  • 1993 – Fair – Adelade Boyce
  • 1994 – Home Arts – Delores Helpa
  • 1995 – 4-H – Barton Ryan
  • 1996 – Home Arts – Barbara Jensen
  • 1997 – Fair – Fred Holsten
  • 1998 – 4-H Dave Earl, Sr.
  • 1999 – Home Arts – Erwin Hampson
  • 2000 – Fair – Mary Etsch
  • 2001 – 4-H – Marie & Al Davis
  • 2002 – Home Arts – Ciocan & Offenburger Families
  • 2003 – Fair – Jerry Pawlek
  • 2004 – 4-H – Howe Baker
  • 2005 – Home Arts – Stephanie & Ed Bartz
  • 2006 – Fair – Albert S. Evaskitis
  • 2007 – 4-H – Renee Narkiewicz
  • 2008 – Home Arts – Kathleen Donahue
  • 2009 – Fair – Helen Quackenbush
  • 2010 – 4-H – Marge Lake
  • 2011 – Home Arts – Sheila Angalet
  • 2012 – Fair – Alida Martin
  • 2013 – 4-H – Robert “Bob” Shields
  • 2014 – Home Arts – Rose Lubrano
  • 2015 – Fair – Caroline Etsch
  • 2016 – 4-H – Roger Bootier
  • 2017 - Home Arts - George Nehrbass
  • 2018 - Fair - Valerie C. Rabinskas
  • 2019 - 4-H - Rosemarie Morgart