Year Inducted: 2012
Carolyn Bordelon has been an Avoyelles 4-H volunteer since 1990. She serves as president of the Avoyelles Parish 4-H Foundation, organizational leader at Marksville High, 4-H Advisory Board member and Avoyelles 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator. For the shooting sports program, she is archery instructor/leader and Level II state instructor for the overall program. Ms. Bordelon has written and received grants from the National Rifle Association and from local agencies to purchase and equip a 16-foot enclosed trailer for the parish shooting sports projects. Grant funds also purchased targets and safety gear for youth and provided scholarships for contest entry fees, making the program more affordable to youth. She also writes new releases, maintains an email list of the parish shooting sports members and volunteers for virtually every parish AgCenter event. She and her husband serve as rabbit project leaders; they raise and provide rabbits to members for this small-animal project in Avoyelles Parish and in neighboring parishes. Ms. Bordelon and her husband teach rabbit project members how to groom, feed and show their animals in competitions. Carolyn Bordelon has been recognized at the Avoyelles Parish livestock banquet for her outstanding contributions as a livestock leader.