4-H Day at the Capitol

Robin W. Hart, Guidry, Kenneth J.  |  6/28/2011 9:28:54 PM

A delegation of St. James 4-H’ers and 4-H volunteer leaders participated in 4-H Day at the Capitol on June 1, 2011. 4-Her’s from around the state gathered in Baton Rouge, La. to see how state government works, tour the capitol and its grounds and visit with their local senators and representatives.

At 10:00 a.m. more than 2,000 4-H'ers gathered on the capitol steps to listen to state 4-H leaders and members of the legislature. After that, parish groups toured the capitol and had meetings with the legislators.

Representative Nickie Monica took time out of his busy schedule to visit with the 4-H’ers from St. James and took a picture with them. Representative Elton Aubert was involved in the education committee hearing, so could not take a photo with the 4-H’ers, but they were able to see him in action, doing the work he was elected to do. As a special treat, 4-H'ers were given ice cream provided by the representatives. Senator Jody Amedee was chairing a meeting and could not break away, but sent the sergeant-at-arms of the senate to give a tour of the senate chambers.

4-Her’s reported having a great time and learning more about how state government works. Participating in this special event were: Laynie Arceneaux, Adult Leader Mollie Arceneaux, Lamy Guidry, Hannah Guidry, Allen White, Abby White, Jenna White, Jesse White, Adult Leader Sherete White, 4-H Agent Kenneth Guidry, Denise Rouillier, Joshua Sherman, Caroline Scorsone, Remy Roper, Emily, Mason, Jonathan, Zachary and Joshua Bergeron, Adult Leader Stacy Bergeron, Michael Bourgeois, Philip Bourgeois, Ashley Octave, Chaz Nailor, Victoria and Sasha Rocquin and Adult Leader Rinaldo Rocquin, Hailey, Logan and Alex Walker, Micah and Adult Leader Ritchie Tregre, Nydia Cooper and Abby Bourgeois.

On the night before the visit to the capitol, Remy Roper was able to meet at the Governor's Mansion where all state 4-H board members and state 4-H officers gathered to finalize plans for the day at the capitol and other upcoming activities.

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