Franklin Parish 4-H Newsletter January 2019

Aaron Griffing  |  1/18/2019 8:34:58 PM

You can still join 4-H. See your 4-H leader or come to the 4-H office in the courthouse.


We camp the first week this year and the 4-H agent must send a list of those attending to get permission from the school board as technically school is still in session. So I will need to have a deposit by the 1st week of April for $75 payable to: Franklin 4-H Foundation. As well as the registration forms. Information will be sent to your home this month.

Royal Court

Jr. Division:

Queen: Madison Mobley-Crowville

King: Xavier McGurk-Crowville

Princess: Raylee Myles-Baskin

Princess: Olivia Eames-FCCS

Sr. Division:

Queen: Daisy McGurk-Crowville

King: Kade Powers-Crowville

Seniors: Remember to fill out your 4-H honor cord on-line if you haven’t done so already. Also scholarship packets will be mailed in January. They will be due in March. Please stay working on them so you don’t miss out.

Other Christmas card participants: Kassadey Gallagher, Emylee Davis, Destiny Canady, TJ Canady, Taylor Canady, Olivia Eames, Caroline Grant, Remington Sutherlin, Kerrigan Ezell, Kaitlyn Shelton, Treylon Martin, Peyton Hales, Malayja Barber, Derrick Martin, Kara Higginbotham, Xzavier McGurk and FA 5th grade 4-H’ers. Honorable Mention: Ariah Davis, Nathan McMurry and Dillion Parker. Thank you to everyone for creating and making a Christmas card. The FPHS 4-H club took the cards to the nursing home on the 19th. I’m sure it brightened the residents day to receive a card.

If you want to go to the State Rabbit Show please make sure that you let the 4-H office know so they can get you to fill out a form. It does cost a fee to attend the show which is held in Alexandria.

January contests:

Beef posters and Dairy posters will be due at the end of January or at your club meeting. You may do one for each con-test. Please make sure to follow the rules on the flyer. Make sure you have the label on the back of your poster.

Jr. Leaders:

January 22nd will be your meeting at the Scott Center for right now at 5:00 pm. Please bring a white elephant/grab bag gift for either a boy/girl and a finger food to share. Drinks will be provided.

Honey Bee Essay Contest. If you would like to enter the contest, your 4-H leader has the requirements. You do need to do some research on the topic. This year’s theme is Honey Varietals, State to State.

Your essay must include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper that collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.

Deadline for submissions is February 25th, 2019.

Upcoming Events—January

Ag Alley/Ag Expo: Jan. 15-19, 2018

Delhi Livestock Show: starts Jan 30th with bringing animals to the b rn; Jan 31st-Feb. 1st starts the show.

4-H Night with the Pelicans. If you want to attend, you will take care of all the arrangements. There is an order form where you can purchase your tickets and parking pass. Deadline is January 18th. The game is February 8 in New Orleans. Pelicans vs Minnesota Timberwolves. You may get a copy of the form from your 4-H leader.

Winners of the Christmas Card contest:

1st: Myla Lynch—Fort Necessity
2nd: Jessalyn Williamson—Baskin
3rd: Daisy McGurk—Crowville
4th: Adrian Wallace—Baskin
5th: Lilliana Morgan—Baskin

JLC—March 8-10. Cost: $90. Held at Camp Grant Walker. For youth 14 and up. Great op-portunity and fun. Early deposit due 2/4/19. After 2/4/19 cost goes to $100. A health packet will need to be filled out.

The Co-Op Conference is going to be March 29-31st at Camp Grant Walker. Cost is $50. Deadline is February 4th. There is a health packet that will need to be filled out and returned as well. This is a really fun hands-on camp. If you haven’t been to a 4-H conference before, this is a good one.

Collection of Pop Tabs

This is a community service that has been done for the last four years to benefit the Ronald McDonald home in Monroe, LA.

The reason the pop tab is used rather than the whole can is because the pop tab contains the high-est pure aluminum and actually weighs more than the whole can. This in turn provides more money for the home so they are able to meet the needs of the families that stay there.

So the more pop tabs that are collected the more money the home is able to collect. So keep up the good work and keep saving and collecting the pop tabs.

Assistance Needed??

If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of the meetings or activities, please contact the Franklin Parish Office at 435-7551 2 weeks before the event.

Made Available By:

Kelly Lafferty Extension Agent(4-H) Franklin Parish (318)435-7551

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