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The Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey is sponsoring a Poster Contest to commemorate County Government Month (April 1-30, 2010). Since the majority of fourth graders study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, Sheriff Shaun Golden along with County Clerk M. Claire French and County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters are inviting students to enter the contest called “My County.” All school principals in Monmouth County are being asked to get each fourth grade student involved by creating his or her own poster. The posters created should depict special and unique things about Monmouth County and how they relate to County Government.

County Officers Association members in each of the New Jersey’s 21 counties will select a winning poster from the entries in their county. First, second and third runners up will receive a plaque and be invited to meet the Sheriff, County Clerk and County Surrogate.

Posters must be mailed or delivered to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office no later than Friday, April 23, 2010 at 50 East Main Street, Freehold, N.J. 07728. Posters must be on standard 22″ X 28″ poster boards, with the name of Monmouth County at the top of the poster in 4-inch letters with black marker. The student’s name, teacher’s name and school must be printed neatly in the lower right hand corner on the back of the poster.

For more details on the poster contest log onto www.sheriffgolden.com or contact Ann Merli at (732) 577-6642.