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Celebrate Senior Day at the New Jersey State Fair

AUGUSTA, NJ (Sussex County) –  The Sussex County Board of County Commissioners, Department of Health and Human Services, and Division of Senior Services are proud to present Senior Day at the New Jersey State Fair.

Join everyone under the Planet Networks Performing Arts Tent at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, located at 37 Plains Road, in Augusta on Thursday, August 11 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., to participate in this special celebration.

“Our seniors are precious. They enrich our lives and guide our paths. This is the perfect day to celebrate their valuable contributions,” said County Commissioner Jill Space.

This year’s program theme, “Hawaiian Luau,” showcases a disc jockey emceeing music from the Hawaiian Islands along with other entertaining tunes.

All attendees will enjoy lively entertainment, light refreshments, door prizes, valuable information from vendors and promotional giveaways.

Each year a highlight of this event includes the announcement of the Sussex County Senior of the Year and recognition of all individuals who were nominated. The Sussex County Skylands Ride “Bus Driver Safety Awards” will also be presented at the event.

The 2022 Senior Day at the New Jersey State Fair is sponsored by the Homestead Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Homes, Newton Medical Center and United Methodist Communities.

For additional information, please contact the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior Services at 973-579-0555 ext. 1277 or email

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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