4-H Clover Talk

Melissa Jeane  |  8/29/2018 3:00:50 PM


4-H Angola Tour


The first tour has been scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2018!Each club has a quota of four

participants.If you are interested in attending, contact your leader today!Cost is $25.00 per person, and the tour will include the Red Hat area, the Museum, a talk from an inmate, visiting a cell and more.

Bully Free Poster Contest

2018 Vernon Parish 4-H “Bully Free”Poster Contest

Make a poster about how we can show our support to end bullying in our schools, communities, playgrounds, homes, etc. These posters must be simple, use a few words and pictures to express your point.

Please be cautious of graphic photos/pictures, as winners will be on display at the fair.

Posters are due in the 4-H office by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 24th.

1. Poster must be made on 22”x 28” poster board.

2. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ inch thick.

3. Place your name, address, phone number, and club (example Anacoco Junior High) in the upper right-hand corner on the back of the poster.

4. Cash prizes for 1st – 3rd Place posters.

Elementary Dance

Are you ready to start a new year in 4-H?

What better way than through the 4-H dance!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.



4th - 6 Graders Only!

You must have a membership card

May bring one guest (4th- 6th graders only)

NO Junior High or High School students allowed

NO hats, caps, doo rages, or other head coverings.

NO chains or laser lights.

Must be in school-appropriate clothes. You do NOT have to wear your uniform, but NO holes in your jeans, NO bare midriff shirts, flip flops, leggings or jeggings unless covered by school-appropriate length skirt or dress.

NO dirty dancing!!

Bring extra money for concessions.



Ronald McDonald House Tab Challenge

WOW!! We have collected over 1200 pounds of tabs for Ronald McDonald House!

We kick off our Fall collection with tabs due on Monday, December 1st. A pizza or ice cream party is on the line!

Attention Leaders!! Remember that 1st – 5th place will receive points for the “Club of the Year” award for the collection on December 1st!

Thad Bailes 4-H Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

Annual Thad Bailes 4-H Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

September 15th, 2018

Leesville Municipal Golf Course

4 person Scramble $50.00 per player

Please make check available to:

“Vernon Parish 4-H”

Fee includes golf cart, green fee, lunch, snacks, and drinks

Registration begins @ 8:00 a.m.

Shotgun Starts @9:00 a.m.

Still accepting sponsors!!!

Vernon Parish Backpack Project

backpackfoodjpgAccording to a study by Feeding America, an estimated 13 million American children under the age of five are at risk of hunger. The U.S. Census estimated that 13.9% of Vernon Parish residents were considered below poverty level in 2014. Going hungry will have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. Behavioral problems have also been linked to hunger in children. Hungry children can’t learn and can’t concentrate.

When students are not in school, they may not get the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. By sending these stu-dents home with a backpack filled with nutritious, non-perishable foods and snacks, the students are getting some of their dietary needs met when school is out for the holidays. Any non-perishable food that the child can open and eat directly from the container, such as: pea-nut butter, cheese crackers, snack size bags of cookies/ crackers, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, juice boxes, dried fruit, granola bars, service size boxes or cereal. Small Ziploc bags and plastic spoons would also be welcome. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!! The Vernon Parish 4-H Teen Leaders have taken on this backpack project to assist Mrs. Leslie Ortiz in this very worthwhile endeavor and are hoping to provide these backpacks to children in need at each of the schools in Vernon Parish. Donations of food, backpacks or money can be brought to Mrs. Leslie at the Special Education Center across from the School Board Office, or to the 4-H office in the Old Courthouse. Checks can be made out to Vernon Parish 4-H for the purchase of items to complete these backpacks. Help us provide nutrition to our needy children today! For more information, contact Mrs. Leslie at 239-9041 or Mrs. Kem at 239-3231.

Woods Arson Poster Contest


Help us get the word out to


Check with your leader for specific rules today.Make a poster about how we can

Stop Woods Arson.

These posters must be simple, use few words, and include a picture to express your point on 22” x 28” poster board.

Prizes:First Place - $15.00,

Second Place - $10.00

Third Place - $5.00 in each category.

All entries due in the 4-H Office no later than September 24th.

Winning posters will be displayed at the

West Louisiana Forestry Festival.

Definition:Woods Arson is the deliberate, destructive, unauthorized burning of timberland.

Livestock Program

Did you ever want to show an animal? Now is the time of year to start thinking about showing livestock for next year. There are projects available for many types of animals: rabbits, poultry, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, and swine. Each of these projects requires a bit of planning ahead. Talk to your parents and con-tact Mr. Chad for more information at (337) 239-3231.

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