Avoyelles Parish CLOVER PARLE March 2019

Sheena Grote, Brouillette, Suzanne  |  3/4/2019 8:34:36 PM

​Avoyelles Parish

Avoyelles Parish
8592 Hwy 1, Suite 1
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


4-H U is a statewide 4-H activity held on LSU campus. It is scheduled for June 18-21. 4-H members from throughout the state compete against each other in over 30 contests. To be eligible to compete at 4-H U, 4-H’ers must have participated in a parish contest. First preference is given to 9th –12th grade club members; however, several contest are open to club members that have reached their 13th birthday as of January 1. Preparing for 4-H U is a lot of work, but state winners in each contest are awarded great prizes such as all expense paid educational trips to different parts of the United States, so start thinking about what contest you might want to compete in or if you want to participate in Clover College. Clover College is noncompetitive tracks offered at 4-H University. If interested, please contact the 4-H Office. Deadline to register for 4-H University is April 1.


Achievement Day will be held on March 30 at LaSAS. Achievement day is a day full of fun educational sessions, skill-a-thons and competitive contests that focus on various 4-H topics. The event is open to all youth and they are encouraged to take part in as many contests and educational activities as desired. 4-H member and club awards will also be presented at this event.

Schedule is as follows:

8:30-8:45 a.m. Registration and check in Exhibits

8:45 Opening Assembly -Gymnasium

9:00—11:30 Contests, Skill-a-thons

Education Stations

11:30-12:00 p.m. Award Ceremony-Gymnasium

Contests to be held at Achievement Day are as follows:


Open to all 4-H members. Members of a team demonstration can be from different clubs. Members can be from a different grade level, but will compete in the oldest team member’s grade division. Time limit for demonstrations: min. 5, max. 15 minutes. Demonstration Categories:

Agriculture Demonstration-May be an individual or team. May include: livestock and crop production, conser-vation of natural resources, wildlife management, poultry science, agricultural engineering, forestry, horticulture, etc.

General Demonstration-May be an individual or team. Subjects may include: How to chart a hurricane, using the computer, how to make a necklace, how to clean a camera, garnishing, how to make any craft, etc.

Food Demonstration- May be an individual or team. Contestants must give a method demonstration on the preparation of a food dish.


Open to all 4-H members. Using a 22 X 28 poster give a 3-5 minute presentation on any topic on Louisiana commodities, promoting 4-H, agriculture, science, citizenship or healthy living.

SKILL A THONS This is a team contest. The team can be made up of two or three individuals. Not an individual contest. Team members can be from different grades and different clubs. Skillathons may include topics such as Shooting Sports, Fishing Sports, Food and Nutrition, Forestry Identification, Photography, Pet Care, Citizen-ship, Livestock, Child Development, Sewing, Decision Making, etc. Team members will work together to identify tools in topic areas and find solutions to scenarios presented in the skillathons.

QUIZ BOWL is open to all 4-H clubs. Each club may send up to three teams. The teams will be composed of up to five members. Questions may include the history of 4-H, how to run a club meeting, 4-H projects, 4-H con-tests, 4-H awards and 4-H opportunities.

SHIRT DECORATING CONTEST This contest is open to all 4-H members: Decorate a shirt using lace, ribbon, decorative stitching, appliqué, embroidery or cross stitch, dying, fabric painting, beads, etc. Use any design such as: name, school, a theme, animals, holiday items, abstract design, etc. Must do the work yourself. May remove or alter the collar, cuffs, sleeves, pockets, etc. Shirt will be judged on creativity, neatness, techniques used, and overall appearance. May use: T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, Tailored Shirt. Shirts are turned in at Achievement Day.

HOME ENVIRONMENT -DISPLAY EXHIBIT Open to all 4-H members 4th –12th grade. You will create and design an item in the following categories to be used in the household or a dorm room.

Constructed accessory for a bedroom – bed skirt/dust ruffle, bed canopy, curtain, valance, drapery, bed covering, decorative pillow, pillowcase, coverlet, or duvet cover.

Item for a wall in your home. This item should be made by the youth and able to be hung on a wall or an explanation of how it is to be hung written on the entry card. Examples include but are not limited to: decorative picture, clock, banner, carving, memory box, or bulletin board.

Storage item for a room in your home. Make or decorate a storage item for a room of your choice. State the type of items to be stored in the container and the room the container will be used in on the entry form.

Decorative accessory grouping for the home. Select 2 to 6 items for grouping size. This grouping can be a focal point for a table, counter top, piano, shelf, etc. Materials used may be purchased (example: silk flower/plant for centerpiece); however, one item in the exhibit must be made by the youth and all the items must coordinate with one another. Must state on the entry card the total cost of the group and the room it is intended for. Must be accompanied by a photograph to depict how the grouping should be arranged.

Avoyelles Parish CLOVER PARLE March 2019

Dates to Remember


1 Scholarship Apps due
2 State Rabbit Show
13-15 JLC
15 Photography Contest Entries Due
15 Club Reporter Scrapbook Due
19-24 Northern Regional Shooting Match
29-31 COOP Leadership Camp
30 Achievement Day


1 Possession Deadline for horse exhibitors
2 Outstanding Member Lists Due from 4-H Clubs
2 Jr Leadership Club Mtg, 5:30 p.m.
5 Recordbooks/Portfolios Due to 4-H Office
8 4-H University Meeting
15-20 State Shooting Sports Match
16-17 Sweet Success Workshop
22 State Commodity Illustrated Talk Contest
29 Outstanding Members Banquet


7 Junior Leadership Meeting
20 LOST Camp Applications Due
29 4-H Day at the Capitol


18-21 4-H University
TBA District Horse Show


We are in search of volunteers to be part of the team this summer at 4-H University and 4-H Camp. These experiences are very rewarding for you and the youth you will be serving. We are in great need of at least two male volunteers for both events. If you or you know of someone that would like to participate in these great adventures, please contact the 4-H Office as soon as possible.


Show your creativity and draw a billboard that encourages or promotes the consumption of milk and milk products and their importance for health. Posters are due at Achievement Day. They will be judged at the parish level and then will be sent onto the state poster contest. Rules for the contest are as fol-lows:

1. Billboard design must be made on 22” x 28” poster board ONLY.

2. DO NOT ATTACH anything to the poster that is more than 1/2” thick.

3. Do not use the commercial brand names of products on the poster. Do not uses jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected on the poster.

4. BE SURE to print name, address, grade and on back of the poster in the upper right hand corner.


If you are planning to exhibit a horse this summer for the district and state horse shows, please contact the 4-H Office or by emailing Marcy Center, Horse Club Project Leader at marcycenter@gmail.com. You must have possession of your horse prior to April 1.


WANTED: Boys & Girls Grades 4th –6th

WHEN: July 1-5, 2019

WHERE: Camp Grant Walker in Pollock

COST: $175.00 (Food/Lodging/Transportation)

Applications and a $75.00 Deposit (non refundable). Due by April 15 to the 4-H Office. Registration is first come first serve. Clubs will not be selecting 4-H camp participants.

We are also looking for adults to help chaperone at 4-H Camp. If interested, please contact the 4-H office.

If you would like to learn more about 4-H camp, please visit


4-H Camp Application

Return by April 15, 2019

To: 4-H 8592 Hwy 1, Suite 1, LA 71350

Camper’s Name__________________________________________________Boy_______Girl ________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

P.O. Box/Street City State ZIP

Phone Number___________________________________Age_________



T Shirt Size S M L XL XXL (adult sizes)

Deposit Fee- $75-Checks made payable to Avoyelles 4-H Foundation



Louisiana Outdoors Science and Technology Camp is open to youth in the 7th and 8th grade. LOST Camp is intended to promote the awareness of career choice opportunities in science through hands on scientific learning and discovery. Cost is $165.00 per child and this does not include transportation. You have to provide your own transportation to camp. The dates July 28-31. Please fill out application below and pay $165.00 fee to register for LOST Camp. Return to 4-H Office by May 20.


Return by May 20, 2019

To : LOST CAMP 8592 Hwy 1, Suite 1 Mansura, LA 71350

Name: ________________________________________________ Boy_____ Girl________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________ Email: _____________________________

FEE: $165.00

Checks made payable to Avoyelles 4-H Foundation


Do you want to learn how to make great desserts? In this workshop you will learn how to create sweets from cake balls to decorating cakes. To register, please fill out application and return with a $10.00 check or money order to the 4-H Office. There will be two sessions offered, please select the day you wish to participate. Space is limited for both sessions.

Each session will be from 12:30p.m.-4:00p.m. at the 4-H Office.

Make It Sweet A Sweet Success!

Return by April 5

To : Make It Sweet Workshop, 8592 Hwy 1, Suite 1 Mansura, LA 71350

Name: ______________________________________________ Grade: _____________

Address: ___________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________

Circle Only One:

April 16-12:30-4:00p.m. April 17-12:30-4:00p.m.

FEE: $10-Checks made payable to Avoyelles 4-H FOundation


Congratulations to the following clubs for reaching outstanding club meeting performance for the month of February by reaching a club score of 90% or higher!! **received 100%

Lafargue Elementary Riverside Elementary St. Joseph**

Marksville Elementary Sacred Heart** St. Mary

Plaucheville Elementary** St Anthony


Would you like to be rewarded for your participation in 4-H? The Avoyelles 4-H Program wants to recognize 4-H members and their efforts they have put forth into being a 4-H member. This event is called the Outstanding Members Reception. The Outstanding Member reception is scheduled for April 29. The ceremony includes a meal and presentation of awards. The top ten percent of each club’s membership is selected to attend the event. See your school club leader if you are interested in applying to be an outstanding member.


Don’t forget to be working on your project book/portfolio. They will be due to the 4-H office April 5. You can download a copy of the Portfolio on the www.lsuagcenter.com website. We encourage all youth to begin working in your portfolios in order to have them completed by the parish due date. Completing a portfolio on the parish level will allow you to compete on the state level where you can reap the awards of all your hard work by receiving trips and even monetary prizes.

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