The trustees of the Fair created a FARMER OF THE YEAR program in 1992. Now, during every year of the Fair, an individual is selected as the FARMER OF THE YEAR. The selection has been made by the Middlesex County Board of Agriculture and the award will be presented by the Fair Association during the Fair. A permanent plaque is mounted in the lobby of the Fair Office listing the names of those selected as the years go by.
The Farmer of the Year Award for 2018 has been granted to Shaun Hulchy. In addition, the Fair also names a VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR each year. The Volunteer of the Year Award for 2018 will be presented to Valerie Rabinskas .
The PRESENTATIONS will be held on Monday, August 6th, at 6:00 PM.
Born in New Brunswick, NJ. Raised in Metuchen, graduating in 1963 from Metuchen High School. BA and MA in Arts Education from Newark State College (now Kean University).
Taught Art Education in East Brunswick for 41 wonderful years. Also ran Clay Workers Studio in Edison and the Splendor of the Crafts in Milltown. I am a potter selling my wares in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.
I moved to East Brunswick 35 years ago and when Barbara Foerter said, “Hey Neighbor, we could use some help at the Fair!” I got two friends and we started volunteering.
I also volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes, Elijah’s Promise and any endeavors Kappa Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa is supporting.
Thank you for the nomination.