February 2013 Jefferson Parish 4-H Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann  |  2/26/2013 11:54:41 PM

4-H Summer Camp Announced

How would you like to spend a fun-filled week playing soft-ball, basketball, and volleyball? Maybe you would enjoy swimming in an Olympic-sized pool, canoeing, making handicrafts, and learning to shoot a bow and arrow. Maybe you would like to meet and get to know other 4-H members like yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting. If this sounds like fun, plan on spending a week at 4-H Camp this summer!

Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 10—14. Camp is open to boys and girls in 4th—6th grades. Jefferson Parish campers will join boys and girls from other surrounding parishes at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA for a fun-filled week of adventures and good friends. (Pollock is located near Alexandria, LA in the central part of the state.) Campers will travel by bus to the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. Transportation is included in camp fees. The camp flyer has additional information, including fees and application. Space is limited! See attached form for more details.

4-H T-Shirt Design Contest

All 4-H members are invited to submit designs for our 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest. If your design is chosen by our 4-H Foundation Board, you will receive a free t-shirt and a special award.  Designs must be brought or mailed to the 4-H Office by 4:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013. Please see attached newsletter for more information.

4-H Geaux Green Poster Contest

All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in this contest as part of our ongoing service learning emphasis for the 2012-2013 club year. Posters should address the need to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”, save energy, and/or preserve our environment.
Awards will be presented to all participants. Winning posters will be displayed at the Spring Garden Show in City Park as part of our local celebration. Completed posters are due in the 4-H Office by Friday, March 22, 2013 or your March club meeting.  See attached newsletter for more information.

4-H Geaux Green Container Garden Contest

All 4-H members are invited to “think outside of the pot” and create a container garden from recycled or reused materials. The best containers will be displayed at the Spring Garden Show in City Park in April as part of our Container Gardening Educational Exhibit. Your container garden entry should be suitable for growing flowers, plants, or vegetables. It should be made from recycled or reused materials or objects. Please enter container only—no live plants or soil. If yours is selected for the Garden Show, soil and plants will be added for the display. Containers will be due on Friday, March 22, 2013 or your March club meeting. See attached flyer for more information.

Dairy Billboard Contest

All 4-H members are invited to explore milk , milk products and their importance to healthy bodies by entering the 4-H Draw a Dairy Billboard Contest. Participating 4-H club members will design and draw a billboard that encourages or promotes the consumption of milk and milk products and their importance for health. Entries are due in the 4-H Office by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013. See attached newsletter for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are in need of  2 male adults to attend 4-H Camp with us Monday, June 10—Friday June 14, 2013. No experience needed; required training provided! Must pass required background check. If interested, please call the 4-H office as soon as possible at 504-736-6519.

We are in need of adults to work with Jefferson Parish 4-H Teens at the Kids Discovery Tent during the Spring Garden Show in City Park Botanical Gardens Saturday, April 6 . Show hours are 10:00 a.m.-5:00 .pm. If interested and available, please call the 4-H office at 504-736-6519.   

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