February 2015 Jefferson Parish 4-H Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Boyd, Dasia  |  2/13/2015 2:34:37 AM

Campers cool off in the olympic size swimming pool.

Life is a Gumbo was a Clover College program that taught its participants about eating healthier foods and about agriculture in Louisiana.

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 15—19, 2015. 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 University

4-H University will be held in Baton Rouge on the LSU campus Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, June 26. This exciting and ever popular event is open to 4-H members age 13 and older (must have reached 13th birthday by 1/1/14). Teens will get to experience a taste of college life as they stay in college dormitories and explore the beautiful LSU campus. They will join approximately 1,500 teens from across the state for this 4-day event. Participants choose a competitive or non-competitive track for 4-H University.

Participants in the competitive track select a contest area, prepare for competition, and then compete with other 4-H members for trips and other awards. Some contests are team events, while others are for individuals. Contest areas are varied and numerous. They include Computer Simulation, Sports Broadcasting, Fishing Sports, Dog Care, Personal Development, Public Speaking, Next Healthy Food Star, Outdoor Skills Triathlon, and 4-H Has Talent. Interested members will get a complete list of contests and requirements for each. Participants in the non-competitive track (Clover College) will attend approximately 7 hours of workshops in a selected area of interest. A complete list of available Clover College areas with descriptions will be provided to interested individuals. Contact the 4-H office at (504)736-6519 to register.

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.  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.

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 20 2015 or at your March club meeting. See attached flyer for more information.

Creations Extraordinary WORKSHOP!!!

What: Crochet Chain

When: February 28th at 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Where: Hobby Lobby: 5151 Citrus Boulevard, Harahan, LA 70123

Cost: $10.00. Open to all 4-H Members.

Contact the 4-H office at (504)736-6519 to register.

4-H Culinary Club!!!

The 4-H Culinary Club will meet on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Library, 4036 Jefferson   Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121. Space is limited to 25 members so it will be on a first come basis. The culinary club is open to 4-H members in grades 6-12th. If you would like to join, please contact Chantel J. Williams at (504) 736-6519 or via email at cjwilliams @agcenter.lsu.edu!

Glass Etching Workshop! 

4-H will be holding a beginners glass etching class on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rosedale Library, 4036 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121. The class is open to youth in grades 6-12th. And guess what? Parents and Guardians are invited to attend the class too! The cost is $10.00 per person. Space is limited to 20 people so it will be on a first come basis. To register, contact Chantel J. Williams at (504) 736-6519 or via email at cjwilliams @agcenter.lsu.edu by February 20, 2015. All participants, youth and adults, much be pre-registered in order to attend the class!

Jewelry Making 101 Workshop!

Want to learn how to make beautiful jewelry? Well join us for our Jewelry Making 101 Workshop! Learn the foundations of jewelry making -bead stringing, crimping, and forming wire loops as you make a beautiful ribbon and pearl bead necklace. Date: March 10, 2015 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM).Location: Michaels. 1601 Westbank Expwy. Ste. C, Harvey, La 70058 Cost: $20.00 per person. Pre-registration is required no exceptions! Who can attend? Youth ages 13 and up. And guess what? Parents/Guardians can attend also but must pre-register and pay the $20.00 fee. How to register: Contact Chantel J. Williams at (504) 736-6519 or via email at cjwilliams @agcenter.lsu.edu by February 25, 2015. All participants, youth and adults, must be pre-registered in order to attend the class!

Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Garden Show April 11-12 at City Park in New Orleans. We are working the Kid’s Discovery Tent Saturday the 11th. Volunteers are needed. Time is 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stay as long as you can!

AgMagic on the River is held May13-16th at Docville Farm in Meraux, La. Volunteers are needed each day from 9:30 until 3:30 to help man stations. Stay as long as you can!

4-H Day at the Capitol has been set for Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Volunteers are needed to help drive and chaperone kids. We will depart from this area around 8:00 a.m. and return around 2:00 p.m.

4-H Camp is June 15-19, 2015. Both adult and teen volunteers are needed to assist. 4-H University is June 23- 26, 2015. Adult volunteers are needed to assist.

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