December 2010 4-H Clover Talk

Nancy C. Cronan, Bellon, Randall K.  |  11/30/2010 9:57:38 PM

4-H Workshop Day

December 20, 2010
Kinder High School

We have a really fun day planned for you! It will be held the Monday you are out for Christmas, Dec. 20, 2010, at Kinder High School Family and Consumer Sciences Department. We will have two different workshops that day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The deadline to sign up for these workshops is Monday, Dec. 13, 2010.

Nutrition Workshop – we will cook and get to eat what we cook and learn a little about nutrition and fitness. We will do three activities out of the Six Easy Bites Book and three out of the Tasty Tidbits Book. Three activities complete the book for the year so you will have that project completed before Christmas for your record book. Cost $5.

Photography Workshop – all participants should bring a digital camera with a blank camera card. We will have a scavenger hunt where you take pictures of the items we find. How to take better pictures will be discussed and everyone will have an opportunity to take pictures. We will critique the pictures and make a card with one picture that we print out for each person. Cost $3.

Penny King and Queen Contest

Starts January 17, 2011

4-H'ers are asked to prepare containers to collect donations. Those who collect at least $20 will receive a t-shirt. Whoever collects the most money for each school is named the School Penny King and Queen and will receive a small trophy. The Allen Parish 4-H Penny King and Queen will be the ones collecting the most money among all the schools. They will receive large trophies and a small gift. The money collected is used for awards for parish contests.

Junior Leader Club

Our next meeting will be a Christmas Party on Dec. 9, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Allen Parish School Board Media Center next to the Oberlin Football Field. Everyone is asked to bring a snack and a $10 gift to exchange. A short business meeting will be conducted.

4-H / FFA Livestock Shows


Allen Parish Show Jan. 27-29, 2011
SW District Show Feb. 1-5, 2011
LSU State Show Feb. 12-19, 2011

Contact the 4-H office if you need scholarship or calf scramble forms.

Allen Parish Validations

Validations for market swine will be conducted at Allen Parish Fairground on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Only validated animals will be eligible to be exhibited.

Key Club and Junior Award of Excellence

The 4-H Key Club Award (14 years old and older) and Jr. Award of Excellence (13 years and under) in Louisiana give recognition to 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their clubs and in their parishes. The object of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club activities over the years, and the development of outstanding citizens. Allen Parish can select three 4-H’ers in each of these divisions. Applications are due at the 4-H office by Jan. 4, 2011. Winners will be announced at Achievement Day. Forms will be available at the 4-H Office or at club meetings.

Master Gardener

Leaders and/or teachers - if you are interested in growing a spring garden, contact Randy Bellon at 337-639-4376. There is a Master Gardener Program that provides lesson plans for the classroom. This is ideal for science classes.

4-H Night Hoops and Clovers

The New Orleans Hornets professional basketball team is hosting a 4-H Night at their game on Feb. 12, 2011. It will be held in the New Orleans Arena which is directly behind the Superdome. The game starts at 7 p.m. against the Chicago Bulls. If you would like to attend you can purchase your own tickets by calling 504-593-4741. All upper level seating is $25. For an additional fee you can sit on a lower level in the arena. The deadline for ordering tickets for this game is Feb. 1, 2011.
 
There are also many opportunities for 4-H’ers to be involved during the game or during halftime. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, submit your name to the 4-H Office no later than Jan. 28, 2011, by calling the 4-H Office at 337-639-4376. These opportunities include:

  1. One 4-H member from each parish will represent his or her parish for the halftime recognition of 4-H on the basketball court. (random drawing by parish)
  2. Ten 4-H members will 'high five' the Hornets players as they are introduced on the court prior to the game. (random drawing by regions)
  3. Two 8-12 graders can serve as ball girl or boy. Have you ever wanted to sit on the bench with an NBA team? You can have that opportunity if you submit an essay on the topic “Being a Good Citizen through Community Service.” Essays must consist of 150 words or less and be turned in to our office by Jan. 28, 2011. Winners receive two free tickets to the game.
  4. One 4-H member will have the opportunity to participate in the referee meeting on court, act as an honorary captain and present the game ball for the evening. Submit your essay of 150 words or less on the topic “4-H: Why Do I Belong.”
  5. Twenty-five 4-H members can take a group photo with the Honeybees Dance Team. (random drawing by region)
  6. Twenty-five members will take a group photo with one of the Hornets players. (random drawing by region)
  7. Twenty-five 4-H members each can 'high five' the players as they run through the tunnel leading to the court. There will be two tunnels, one for the Hornets and one for the Bulls. (random drawing by region)
  8. Ten 4-H members will get to watch the Hornet players up close as they warm up prior to the game. (random drawing by region)

Demonstration Day

Start preparing today to compete in the Allen Parish Demonstration Day Contest. This year the contest will be held during school on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at 12:30 p.m.

Remember this is an excellent contest to earn club points. 4-H’ers who are 13 years of age or older also have an opportunity to qualify for 4-H University through this contest. See handout on Rules and Regulations for more information.

Also remember that you must abide by the following guidelines to participate in Demonstration Day:

  1. 4-H’er who does not attend school on Feb. 24, 2011, will not be excused to participate in Demonstration Day.
  2. 4-H’er must exhibit proof of complete demonstration or public speech no later than Feb. 7, 2011, to local leader.
  3. 4-H volunteer leaders need to contact school principal and arrange for use of activity bus and acquire bus driver for this day. It would be advisable to arrange this before Feb. 7, 2011.
  4. Name Tag Contest for all clubs is being done to insure only 4-H’ers attend this contest.
These guidelines were provided by the Allen Parish School Board. Pre-registration for this contest will be due by Feb. 17, 2011.

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