September 2010

Jimmy Mccann, Pilcher, Dr. Cynthia F.  |  8/31/2010 12:54:26 AM

Six Caldwell 4-H'ers participated in 4-H University held this summer on the LSU campus.

4-H Day at the Capitol
On June 2, 2010, 4-H volunteer leader Judith McKee and agents Sandra Russell and Jim McCann traveled to Baton Rouge, La. with 20 Caldwell Parish 4-H'ers to tour the state capitol with 4-H Club members from throughout the state. During the tour, the group visited with Senator Neil Riser and Representative Noble Ellington.

4-H University
Six Caldwell 4-H'ers participated in 4-H University held June 22-25, 2010, on the LSU campus. Each club member competed at the state level and participated in educational programs. Representing Caldwell Parish were Kacey Parker, Photography; McKenzie Sanders, Clover College; Ryan McCann and Neal Cubbit, ATV; Ashton Pilcher, Fashion Revue (Casual Outfit) and Jade Pilcher, Fashion Revue (Creative Choice). Congratulations to Ashton and Jade! Ashton won a blue ribbon and Jade was first alternate. Jade Pilcher also represented the Northeast Region on the State 4-H Executive Board as Regional Representative.

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
Jade Pilcher was one of eight 4-H club members from throughout the state who represented Louisiana on the CWF trip from May 30 to June 5, 2010. Each participant paid their own expenses and spent the week at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland learning citizenship and leadership skills and touring the nation's Capital. Sites visited included the Smithsonian, Arlington Cemetery, Mount Vernon, the Lincoln Memorial and other points of interest.

4-H Camp
Caldwell Parish 4-H took a delegation of 70 youth to the Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock from May 24 to 28, 2010. Educational experiences at camp included outdoor skills, water safety and science.

Fashion, Food and Fitness Club (FFF)
The FFF Club Relay for Life team raised more than $1,400 for the American Cancer Society. The FFF Reward Trip was July 29, 2010 and the 4-H'ers spent the day at the water park in Shreveport, La. 4-H'ers attending were Bailey Coates, Shae McNemar, Joci Harris, Marli Rae Harris, Trenton Harris, Krista Weems, Samantha Duke, Shelby Strange, Alli Roberts and Hannah McKee.

District Horse Show
Andy Causey and Meredith Scroggs participated in the Northeast District Horse Show, June 29-30, 2010, in West Monroe, La. 4-H members competed in horse related activities, demonstrations and illustrated talks. Andy won Champion Quarter Horse Mare. Meredith also participated in the state horse show on July 6-10, 2010 in West Monroe, La. and qualified for the Southern Regional Horse Show in South Carolina in August 2010.

2010 4-H Calendar
September 14 - Junior Leader Club meeting, Preschool Center, 4:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
September 18 - Caldwell Parish 4-H Beef and Goat Show
September 21 - Fashion, Food & Fitness Club meeting, Union Central Elementary, 4:30 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
October 29 - Leaf ID contest entries due
November 15 - Fall Foods Festival, Union Central Elementary, 9:00 a.m.
November 29 - Fashion Revue entries due, garments and decorated shirts

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