February 2014 Jefferson Parish 4-H Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann  |  2/12/2014 8:48:09 PM

4-H Summer Camp 2014 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 9-13, 2014. 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 brochure has additional information, including fees and application. Space is limited! See attached form  for more details.

4-H Geauxing Green Poster Contest Announced

Announcing the 4-H Geauxing Green Poster Contest! All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in this contest as part of our ongoing service learning emphasis for the 2013-2014 club year. 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. Posters should address the need to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”, save energy, and/or preserve our environment. See attached newsletter for more details.

Attention Graduating Seniors

Seniors are eligible to apply for Louisiana 4-H Scholarships. Applicants for scholarships must be 2014 graduating seniors and entering college or technical school in the Fall of 2014. All information and scholarship applications are available on the Louisiana 4-H Website: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/4H/4h_foundation/scholarships/. You can also get a copy of the scholarship application by calling the 4-H Office at (504) 736-6519. Scholarship applications must be in the Jefferson 4-H Office by 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014. See attached newsletter for more details.

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 21, 2014 or at 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 21, 2014. 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 9-13, 2014. 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.

Jefferson Parish 4-H Shirts are Still Available

Shirts are $10 for regular sizes ( Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult Extra Large) Larger sizes available for $13 (2X, 3X) Contact Ann Gauthier at (504) 736–6519. Checks should be made payable to Jefferson Parish 4-H Clubs and mailed to: Jefferson Parish 4-H Office, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 300, Jefferson, LA 70123. Be sure to indicate size requested and include contact information

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