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Posted on: August 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Cape May County 4-H Pet Show Winners Announced

2019 Pet Show Winner and Suzanne Smeltzer

Photo Caption: Pictured is the 2019 4-H Pet Show Grand Champion “Paulie,” 7 months old, his owner Mary Grace Horan, age 11, and Suzanne Smeltzer. “Paulie" won a year’s supply of pet food from Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies, sponsors of the annual event.


Cape May Court House - The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program announced the winners of the 4-H Pet Show held on July 20, 2019. This annual event, sponsored by Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies, is held each year during the 4-H Fair and is open to the public.


The 2019 Grand Champion is Mary Grace Horan, age 11, and her dog, “Paulie”, 7 months old. Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies will be providing Mary Grace with free pet food for “Paulie” for an entire year. Other winners included: Best in Show Rabbits/Small Furry Pets: Sophia Hess and her baby rabbit, Best in Show All Pets: Mila Adams and her dog, “Bane,” and Best in Show Adult: Margie Mallon and her dog, “Maggie.” Additionally, ribbons were awarded in all classes and Best in Show trophies and were awarded in each division.

Linda Horner, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator, said, “We want to thank Smeltzer & Sons Feed & Pet Supplies for their continued support of our 4-H Pet Show. The 4-H Youth Development Program is a success because of the support it receives from local businesses such as Smeltzer & Sons and our many volunteers.”

The pet show is a fun event, there are many classes in a variety of categories from cats with the longest whiskers, dogs with the best trick or the rabbit with the longest ears. 


Learn more about the 4-H Youth Development Program at the 4-H Foundation website or call 609-465-5115, ext. 3606.

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

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