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Posted on: September 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Cape May County 4-H Program Advisory Council Hosts First Gobble Wobble and Turkey Trot

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The Cape May County 4-H Program Advisory Council is proud to announce a new event this Fall, the 4-H Gobble Wobble and Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The event will take place at the Cape May County 4-H Fairgrounds, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

The first part of the event will be the Run/Walk Gobble Wobble 5K or 1 Mile which is open to the public and will award prizes to all division winners. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Cost for the Run/Walk is $10 or $5 for any 4-H member, leader or volunteer.

Following the Run/Walk there will be a Horseback Turkey Trot with registration at 10 a.m., relay races at 11 a.m. followed by the Trot. Teams of two to three will be sent out in five-minute intervals. The Horseback Turkey Trot is also open to the public, however, Coggins and shots record are required for non 4-H registered horses. Also, all riders are required to wear helmets and sign a helmet inspection waiver form.
The cost of the trot is $30 or $20 for any 4-H member, leader or volunteer.

Jessica Pikolycky, member of the 4-H Program Advisory Council, said, “This event is a fundraiser to support the mission mini grants that any Cape May County 4-H Club can apply to receive. The grants, awarded by the Program Advisory Council, are up to $500 and clubs have used the funds for educational trips to Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Hospital, creating and installing a native plants garden for Monarch Butterflies, and even hosting a recognized rabbit breeders association show.”

Pikolycky added, “We are excited to host such a fun activity for walkers, runners, and horseback riders! There are great division prizes and a best division costume award for those in the Turkey spirit, or who just want another excuse to wear their Halloween costume! We hope everyone will come out and support this new event.”

For more information about this event or the Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program call 609-465-5115 ext. 605 or visit

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the Rutgers 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, natural origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Linda Horner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Telephone: 465-5115 ext. 605

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