Avoyelles 4-H 2018 Oct Clover Parle

Suzanne Brouillette  |  10/2/2018 7:42:16 PM


Do you enjoy drawing and expressing yourself artistically? If yes, then the National 4-H Week Poster contest is for you! All you need to do is come up with a catchy slogan and a colorful picture promoting 4-H. Pictures need to be drawn on 8 ½ x 11 typing paper. Computer generated themes are accepted. Posters will be judged at the 4-H office. First through fifth place winners will be announced. The top five posters will be selected and sent to compete in the state 4-H Camp Catch-Phrase Contest. All entries must be turned in to the 4-H Office by 4:00 p.m. on October 12.


Lets show your community how much 4-H means to you and your school. Your club can participate in the National 4-H Week Outdoor Display Contest. School clubs work on 4-H displays to place in front of your school to promote National 4-H Week. Pictures of displays should be sent to the 4-H Office by 4:30 on October 12. The winning school club will receive an ice cream party at their November club meeting. Please email your 4-H display photos to Mrs. Sheena at sgrote@agcenter.lsu.edu


There will be a new contest added to the Pet Show this year. This contest is open to any Cloverbud or 4-H member. You do not have to own a pet to participate. To participate, write a short story ( no more than 2 pages). Theme for the story is “Belonging to 4-H.” This is a story written from a pets perspec-tive about why they joined 4-H. The story maybe hand written or typed. Please include your name, school and grade on the back of the story. Stories are due by October 22 at 4:00p.m. to the 4-H office. They will be judged during the pet show and prizes will be given at pet show.


We are giving you a chance to demonstrate your creative talents and support this year’s educational focus on literacy. We invite you to compose and share an original poem about “What 4-H Means to Me!” The contest is open to all 4-H members, 4-H parents, volunteers and club leaders. The poems do not need to follow any particular format. Be creative! To enter, the poem must be typed and emailed to Ms. Arielle at apierce@agcenter.lsu.edu or mailed to 4-H office at 4-H Poetry Contest, 8592 Hwy 1, Mansura, LA 71350 by October 12.

Pet showjpgPET SHOW

There will be a pet show on October 22, 2018 at the 4-H Office. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 5:00 p.m.

There will be four divisions: dogs, cats, rabbits and any other pets! No large farm animals or wild animals are allowed to enter. All pets must be owned by the 4-H’er entering the animal. All animals must be on a leash or in a cage while at the show.

Pet Show Categories: Best Dressed Team Player Theme, Most Creative Hair Style, Pet with the Best Trick, Owner and Pet Look Alike and Show and Tell.

For Show and Tell, each participant will walk or present their pet in front of the judges while telling about their pet. For instance, share the animals name, breed, unique traits about pet or breed, tricks pet can do and share a favorite memory of your pet.

Please Note: Categories and characteristics to be judged in the pet show will vary. We may add or delete categories depend-ing on the number of pets registered.


The Avoyelles Parish Junior Leadership Club will be hosting a rummage sale October 19th and 20th from 8:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. each day at the Avoyelles Parish Extension Office. Come out and show your support!


Do you enjoy fishing and catching big fish? If yes, come join us at the fishing rodeo on November 12 from 1:00-4:00p.m. at the LDWF Facility at Spring Bayou. At this event you will learn how to make fishing lures, improve your casting skills and identify fish. There will also be a fishing contest to see who can reel in the biggest catch. This is a catch and release event. Prizes will be given. You could have a chance to win a life-time fishing license. You will have to bring your own rod and bait. Adult volunteers are needed to help with check-in, teaching stations, and fishing. Registration for the event is $10.00 the day of the event.


Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected as 2018-2019 Avoyelles Parish Shooting Sports Ambassadors:

Joseph Hayes
Robert Hubbard
Kave Pennington
Garrett Gauthier
Coralie Deloach

These leaders will be responsible for serving on the Shooting Sports advisory board, assisting with practices, creating educational programs for its members and promoting the Avoyelles Shooting Sports Team.


Each spring and fall, Tractor Supply helps raise money for 4-H programs through the sale of Paper Clovers in their stores. Dates for the fall campaign are Oct. 4-15, 2018. 90% of all funds raised go back to the state and local programs to be used for scholarships for camps and other leadership events.


Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to serve on 2018-2019 Avoyelles Parish Food and Fitness Board:

Ally Mills
Cassidy Martin
Cady Brown
Maggie David
Hannah Bordelon
Lani Causey

ones perspective of selfjpgONE’S PERCEPTION OF ONESELF

Everybody has a sense of self or sense of personal identity. In fact most people have a number of important ways of thinking about themselves that are significant enough to be considered multiple senses of self. Our sense of self includes those roles, attributes, be-haviors, and associations that we consider most important about our-selves.

Simply put, Sense of Self is our own Self Image. A character may not truly know who he is but he always knows who he thinks he is. This inward-looking view may be right on the mark or not even close. The difficulty a character has is that from inside himself it is impossible to be sure who he is. All he can do is take clues from the reaction of those around him.

Mail or Drop off registration by October 25 to:

Avoyelles 4-H Fashion Workshop
8592 Hwy 1
Mansura, LA 71350

Name ___________________________________________ Age_____

Mailing Address_____________________________________________________________

Home Phone ________________________________Cell Phone_______________________



Do you like fashion? Do you want to learn how to sew? Than the Fashion workshop is the place for you!!

The workshop will be held on November 12 at the 4-H Office from 9:00-12:00 noon. To register for the event, fill out form and enclose a $10.00 check or money order made payable to the Avoyelles 4-H Foundation. Or register using Eventbrite link

at https://avoyellesparishfashionworkshop.eventbrite....


Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected to serve on 2018-2019 Avoyelles Parish Fashion Board:

Ally Mills
Emily Woodworth
Hannah Bordelon
Kylie Duhon
Anna Gautreaux
Emily Daigrepont
Cassidy Martin


The Avoyelles Parish Food and Fitness Board will be hosting a workshop to teach how to pre-pare a healthy meal on a budget while preparing some of our favorite holiday treats. If you are interested in adding a little spice and sweetness to your meals this is the event for you.

The workshop will be held on November 20 at the 4-H Office from 9:00-1:00 noon. To register for the event, fill out form and enclose a $10.00 check or money order made payable to the Avoyelles 4-H Foundation. Or register using Eventbrite link at


Deadline to register is November 14.

Mail or Drop off registration by November 14 to:

Avoyelles 4-H Food and Fitness Workshop
8592 Hwy 1
Mansura, LA 71350

Name ___________________________________________ Age_____

Mailing Address_____________________________________________________________

Home Phone ________________________________Cell Phone_______________________


Avoyelles Parish
8592 Hwy 1, Suite !
Mansura, Louisiana 71350

Phone: 318-964-2245
Fax: 318-964-2259

Office Hours:

M-F 8:00-4:30

Avoyelles Parish 4-H


Sheena Grote Cecil

Arielle Pierce


(Animals must be in exhibitor’s possession and validated by the following dates.)

Exhibition Poultry——————————————————- November 1

Market, Breeding, and Commercial Sheep------------------------- November 5

Market, Breeding, and Commercial Goats------------------------- November 5

Beef Breeding and Commercial Heifers----------------------------- November 5

Dairy Breeding and Commercial Diary------------------------------ November 5

Market , Commercial Gilts, Breeding Swine--------------------------- December 3

Rabbit———————————————————————- December 1

Horse_______________________________________________ April 1


Avoyelles Parish offers a Dairy Club, Rabbit Club, Horse Club and a Poultry Club. These clubs are open to any one interested in showing these livestock projects. The clubs provide an avenue for you to learn more about your project, how to feed, proper maintenance and how to exhibit your animal.

Poultry Club Meeting– October 3 at 5:30 p.m. Avoyelles 4-H Office

Dairy Club Meeting– October 29, at 5:00p.m. –Avoyelles 4-H Office

Parish Livestock Ambassadors

The following 4-H members were selected to serve as Avoyelles 4-H Livestock Ambassadors for 2018-2019.

Heidi Guathier
Joseph Hayes
Anna Center
Kelsey Spencer
Payton Willis

Congratulations to these young leaders. They will be responsible for serving on the livestock advisory board, assisting with livestock clinics and promoting the Avoyelles Livestock Team.


If this is your first year to show livestock in Avoyelles Parish or you have not shown for a while, please contact the 4-H Office as soon as possible and let us know you are interested. Livestock packets will be mailed out this month.


It is time to order broiler chicks for the upcoming season. This project will require you and your family to do some planning before the baby chicks arrive. It is rec-ommended that you order 20-25 chicks if you plan on showing a trio at the poultry shows. Remember that the chicks will be straight run and not sexed, so you can show either male or female pens or one of each. There will be a broiler show at the state show in Gonzales. Pick up order form at the 4-H office. Chicks are $ .75 cents each. Orders are due to the 4-H office by Nov. 8. Tentative delivery date is January 4.


October 12-14– Rapides Parish Fair, Alexandria

October 25-November 11-State Fair of Louisiana

November 2-3– Harry Laws Livestock Show

November 17-Jim Bowie Livestock Show - Ag Arena, Opelousas

November 18-Evangeline Beef Classic, Ville Platte

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