May 2021 Clover Chatter

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Summer 2021

Just a Reminder of what is Coming Your Way

Dates to Remember:

May 21 Deadline for leader End of year reports

May 21 Deadline to Register for 4-H U Contest

May 26 Virtual 4-H Day at the State Capital

June 1 SW District Horse Show entries due in 4-H Office

June 10 -30 4-H University Live on LSU Campus and Alexandria and Virtual

June 29 4-H Summer Day Camp – Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds

June 28 State 4-H Records due in 4-H Office

July 1 SW District Horse Show – Burton Coliseum

July TBA – Elementary Workshop Day

August 4 4-Day Schools Begin

August 11 5-Day Schools Start

Be watching for School Club meeting dates next Fall. We hope to be in full swing and meeting in all Parish Schools next school year.

Attention 4-H University

Those 4-H Members in 8th – 12th grades have an opportunity to attend State 4-H University set for the month of June 2021.Some contest will be held live in person, some virtual or recorded. Live events will either be on LSU Campus in Baton Rouge or Alexandria. To attend, you must be a currently enrolled 4-H member and have participated in our 2020-21 4-H Field Days and Achievement Day. Members may participate in one contest at 4-H University. Participants winning a particular contest in parish contest will have the first opportunity to represent Beauregard Parish in that contest at 4-H University. Interested Parish 4-H members will have an opportunity in 1 of over 40 various contests. Some contests are individual, and some are team. State winning participants in contests will have an opportunity to win expense paid education trips and possibly monetary prizes. There will be a 4-HU Delegate Meeting Thursday, May 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds Covered Pavilion.

4-H Summer Day Camp

We are happy to announce that we will host a one-day Summer Day Camp. It will be held at the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds. The event is set for Tuesday, June 29, 2021.Registration or check-in will be from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and the day will end at 4:00 p.m. Lunch and snacks will be provided. We plan to conduct Healthy living, crafts, and outdoor activities such as Archery to name few activities. Cost will be $35 per person covering all activity cost. Please pre-register and pay Day Camp fees by Friday, May 28, 2021.For more information, contact mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu or call at (337) 463-7006.We may conduct a second activity day at the end of July. More information to come.

Summer Horse Events

Remember that the Horse Show possession date was April 1st.Any horse that was not in your possession on or prior to April 1st of 2021 will not be eligible to be shown at the 2021 LSU Horse Show series. Remember that horses do not have to be registered to be shown. Grade Horse certificates can be completed on horses. Horses may also be leased. Leave Affidavits can be obtained through the 4-H Office. A horse may be owned by an immediate family member, for an exhibitor to show without transferring ownership on registration papers, however a statement must accompany entry forms stating that the exhibitor cares for and exhibits that horse. I will distribute Horse show entry information after our Agents meeting in early May. The SW District Horse Show is set for Thursday, July 1st at the Burton Coliseum. This is the same week of our Day 4-H Camp. The State Horse Show will also be held at the Lamar Dixon EXPO Center July 6-9, 2021.More information will be distributed a later date. Please return the form at the end of this letter if you plan to exhibit a horse this summer.

State Fair of Louisiana

The State Fair of Louisiana is set to take place October 26-Nov. 11, 2021 in Shreveport. All market animals and Commercial animals must be validated by a particular date listed for that species. More specific information will be posted later in May, however those wishing to validate a Market Steer for the State Fair must validate the steer by June 10, 2021.Contact the 4-H Office ASAP if you plan to exhibit a State Fair Steer. There will be a prospect Goat and Lamb Show. There are a few of the rule changes. There will be a late entry fee that will progress in cost if entries are received late. In the fall.

The 2022 LSU series shows will be fast approaching as well. The date for EXPO has not been set yet. The SW District Show is tentatively set for February 2-5, 2022 and the LSU Show is set for February 12-19, 2022 in Gonzales. There are some show changes with schedules and possession/validation changes. Steer validation has changed to be held in the parish by August 1, 2021.More information will be distributed as a webpage post later in May as well.

2021 Beauregard Parish Fair

We are hopefully on our way to a more normal way of life since Covid-19 and two storms have changed our lives. The 2021 Beauregard Parish Fair is set for Tuesday, October 5-9, 2021.It will be held at the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds. It is expected to have all the traditional events, contest, and activities. We hope to have the Puppet Shows, educational displays and contest such as crafts, record books, sewing, produce and canning categories. We will also have the Livestock events including judging contest. Be rounding up craft items done since the 2019 Parish Fair and plan to do new craft items this summer while out of school. Fair Catalogs should be out in September.

Virtual 4-H Day at State Capital May 26, 2021

It is too late to receive the Day at the Day at the Capital Box Kit; but you can register at the QR code below and participate in the days’ events. The agenda is posted above.

You must pre-register for this activity by the due date – NO late entries accepted: Checks or Money Orders only – No Cash!

Return this form to:4-H Office, P. O. Box 609, DeRidder, LA 70634, by: May 28, 2021

Name __________________________________________Age ______Date of Birth __________ Grade _______

Address ____________________________________City _________________State ______Zip __________

Phone ____________________ email Address: _____________________________________________________

4-H Club _______________________________________ Boy ____Girl ____

Parents’ or Guardian’s Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________________

1. ______ Virtual 4-H Day at State Capital. May 26, 2021.

2. ______ 4-H University. June 10-30, 2021 Live and or Virtual.

3.______ 4-H Day Camp, June 29, 2021.Must register and pay $35.00 no later than Friday, May 28, 2021.

______ Yes, I plan to attend. Amount enclosed:$___________

4.______ I plan to show a Horse at the 2021 District and State Horse Shows. Please contact me about Grade Horse certificates.

______ Yes_______ No

Make Check or Money Order payable to “Beauregard 4-H FoundationNo Cash Accepted!Total Amount Enclosed $___________

Signature of Parent or Guardian
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