December 2022 Newsletter

Achievement Day Service Project

Once again, the 2022-2023 Achievement Day Service Project will be can pop tops! Remember that you can start collecting can pop tops now! All clubs will turn in the pop top donations at Achievement Day. All proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, Tennessee. Many children and their families from St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital use this location. Please feel free to get the whole school involved and put out collection jars if you would like to make some. Please note that Achievement Day 2023 will be the due date for pop tops held on March 31, 2023.

Achievement Day Theme Winner

9th-12th grade.jpg thumbnailThe 2022-2023 Achievement Day Theme is “4-H is the Cream of the Crop” The theme was created by Isaac Manuel from Iota High. Isaac will receive a monetary award at Achievement Day. Congratulations!

Dog Show & Vet Set Geaux Contest

This is a fun activity open to all 4-H members. It will be held at the Crowley Rice Arena located at 159 Cherokee Drive Crowley, LA on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. One dog per participant (may choose to take part in 2 categories). In the event you are not a dog owner, you are allowed to show a neighbor or close friend's dog! Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m. This is a dogs ONLY contest. Do not bring dogs that are too big or too aggressive for the 4-H'ers to handle. All animals MUST be vaccinated and restrained on a leash or in a cage. Only dog 4-H exhibitors will be allowed in the arena. This year's categories are Best Dressed, Owner Pet Look Alike, Waggiest Tail, Highest Jumper, Longest Tail, and Longest Fur. Vet Set Geaux is formerly the Pet ID Contest. This contest includes identifying breeds or dogs, cats, birds, etc. It also requires knowledge of pet care.

Happy Holidays!

The Acadia 4-H office would like to take a moment to wish our 4-H members and their families a happy holiday season! With all good wishes to you and your family for health and happiness throughout the coming year! May your HEAD, HEART, HANDS, and HEALTH be filled with the holiday spirit! Happy Holidays from your friends at 4-H!

Horse Clinic

Come join the Horse Clinics this year for FREE! This year Acadia parish will be offering horse clinics. We will again team up with master horsemen throughout the region. The date is December 12th held at the Acadia Parish Rice Arena from 6 -8 p.m. In order to attended youth must be a registered 4-H member AND bring your own horse. You MUST pre-register to attend the clinics through your 4H Online account under events.

Livestock Entries

Just a reminder that all livestock entries for the parish and district shows are due by December 9th via the FairEntry site. All animals that you plan on showing have to be entered into the 4-H Online site by the possession/validation date for that animal. We will have to go in and approve all animal entries in 4-H Online first before you can enter them into the FairEntry site! Don't forget to register for showmanship through FairEntry! If you are showing a registered animal and you submitted a pending paper form, just a reminder that the official registration paper is due to the 4-H office by December 7th for all animals with a possession date in November. Swine entries will have 30 days past their possession/validation date to turn in official registration papers. Please send us a copy of your official registration papers or drop off a copy to the office. Some people's livestock animals have been sent back to you via 4-H Online. Please check your email/4H Online account to see if you have any animals that were sent back to you for corrections. If you are showing livestock this year and have not entered any animals in 4-H online and it is past the possession/validation date for that animal, please call the 4-H office ASAP!!! Also, we will be ordering livestock show shirts again this year. You will have the option to order a short sleeve or a long sleeve. Happy Holidays

Scholarship Opportunities and Honor Cord

Attending college can be expensive. There are many opportunities for you to start saving money to attend. One way is through scholarships. There are several scholarships for which you may apply that will be awarded this year. Scholarships available are: Scott Tractor, Parish Livestock Show, District Livestock Show and several through the State 4-H Foundation. An email will be sent to all eligible seniors about the scholarship opportunities. If you would prefer to be mailed a paper copy, please contact the 4-H Office at 337-788-8821.

This year in an effort to recognize 4-H members who are graduating, Louisiana 4-H will offer a "4-H Honor Cord." For 4-H members to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, they must meet the following requirements: 1) must be enrolled in 4-H; 2) must be a graduating senior; 3) have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 high school years; 4) have participated in one state sponsored 4-H program in the last 3 years or show exemplary parish involvement; 5) must fill out an application form and turn it in by parish deadline date of January 27, 2023 The application can be found at

Shooting Sports

We would like to thank everyone who has signed up for this year’s Acadia 4-H Shooting Sports. Hunters Education certification is mandatory for all participants! In order to continue practicing after December 31, 2022, proof of Hunter Safety Certification must be submitted. 4-H Southern Regional match will be March 10-19, 2023. In order to compete in regionals, youth must have eight hours of official practice time. Each participant is required to furnish their own ammunition. Parish equipment must be signed out from the office during business hours.

12/1/2022 8:24:04 PM
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