November 2015 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue  |  11/4/2015 2:25:55 AM

What CAN You Give?

Attention 4-H'ers: The EBR Parish canned food drive is at full speed! This year, the food drive will run from Monday, November 2 through Monday, November 16, 2015. If you have not made arrangements at your school, take the leadership role and speak with your leader and school administration to arrange a school-wide collection.

Members at large can bring their collections to the EBR Parish Office no later than November 17, 2015. All canned goods collected will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for those in need this holiday season. Use your head, heart, hands, and health to do your part and give back.

Workshop Fun for All

The East Baton Rouge 4-H Program will offer two interactive, super fun workshop days during the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Break. Check it out below:

Tie-Dye & Pet Care Workshops • Monday, Nov 23

This two-part workshop day will take place at the EBR Parish Office. Learn more about how to create one of a kind t-shirts and accessories using different tie-dying methods. Also, find out some tips and tricks to better care for your pets! The Tie-Dye Workshop will take place from 9:30-11:30 AM and Pet Care from 1:00-3:00 PM. Please let us know by Wednesday, November 18th if you will join us! Lunch will be provided for those who attend both workshops. All supplies will be furnished, but space is limited, so register now!

ATV Safety Training • Tuesday, Nov 24

This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to safely ride and operate an ATV. Pre-registration is required to participate in this event and space is extremely limited. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To register, please contact one of the 4-H Agents. All participants will receive a FREE helmet and certification card upon completion.

All supplies and equipment will be supplied as needed. For more information or to register to participate, please contact a 4-H agent.

Shooting Sports News

The East Baton Rouge Shooting Sports Program is off to a great start! We’d like to thank all of our new members for deciding to join and take part in this group. We would also like to welcome back our returning members. We are all looking forward to a successful year!

If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to complete your membership form and return to Katie Strecker as soon as possible. This information is important for recording practice hours for competition eligibility. If you did not receive a form, please be sure to let us know! Practices will be held this month on Saturday, November 14 from 9-11 a.m., and on Saturday, November 21 from 9-11 a.m.

Faster Updates & More Information

Not only will participants receive email reminders but Shooting Sports also has a Facebook group through our parish page. Like “EBR Parish 4-H” and you can be added to the EBRP Shooting Sports group. It’s really that simple! We understand that everyone is online, so we’re going there also to keep you better informed and in the know.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will meet on Tuesday, November 10 at 6 PM at the Gas/Utility Building in Zachary, LA. Don’t forget to bring donations for our Pet Shelter Drive, donations may be towels, sheets, pet beds, pet toys, pet treats, pet food, or other supplies associated with caring for our four-legged friends. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Shawn Zeringue.

Important Dates To Remember

November 7 :: Possession for all cattle, sheep, & goats

December 5 :: Possession for all hogs

December 7 :: ALL Entry Forms Due to 4-H Office

January 22-23 :: Parish Livestock Show • Baton Rouge

February 3-6 :: District Livestock Show • Gonzales

February 13-20 :: State Livestock Show • Gonzales

March 12 :: State Rabbit Show • Alexandria

Backyard Buddies

The Backyard Buddies Program kicked off in October with a great group of new members. If you are still interested in taking part in this program, please contact Shawn Zeringue or Katie Strecker.

The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the EBR 4-H office. Please come with any questions you may have. In the mean time, please feel free to contact us as needed. We are here to help!

Horse Club

Horse Club will meet again on Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at the Shady Park Arena in Greenwell Springs. The next clinic will be Sunday, November 15 at 4 p.m. at the same location. New members are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you there! Please note that no horses are needed for the meeting on November 5; however, you are encouraged to haul your horse to participate in the clinic.

Capitol Area Horse Show

The East Baton Rouge 4-H Horse Club will once again host the Capitol Area Horse Show on Saturday, January 30, 2016. This will be an open horse show available to any and all interested participants. There will be 3 divisions for participation: 13 & Under, 14 to 18, and 19 & Up. A complete list of events and registration information can be obtained by contacting the EBR 4-H office - please ask for Katie Strecker.

4-H Night with the Pelicans

Louisiana State 4-H will once again host its “4-H Night with the Pelicans” on Friday, February 19, 2016. Come out and support Louisiana 4-H as the Pelicans take on the 76’ers in the Smoothie King Arena. Ticket prices vary and promotional packages are available. Package pricing does include a 4-H Night Pelicans T-shirt, access into the pre-party activities, on-court fan experiences, and post-game photos.

Please see the last page of the Clovertalk for more information about pricing, packages, and how to order your tickets. This event is open to all 4-H’ers and their families and friends. Hope to see you guys there!

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