Ascension 4-H Clover Column - December 2022

Calendar of Events:


6- Mesh Decorating Workshop
4-H Night w/ the Pelicans game ticket order deadline.
Sugar Cookery Contest Drop Off
12- Jr. Leader Meeting @ 4-H Office

16- BINGO Submission Deadline
23-Jan 2- Asc Extension Office/4-H Office Closed for the Holidays!

6- 4-H Night w/ the Pelicans Game
DEMO DAY – Start Preparing!
20- Stick Horse Rodeo
21- Ascension Livestock Show

30- Commodity Cookery Drop Off February

2-4- District Livestock Show
8- State Rabbit- Online Entries Due
Grad Sr. Honor Cord Request Due
State Livestock Show
Mardi Gras- Office Closed
27- Beef Cookery Drop Off
27- Jr. Leader Meeting

Mrs. Camille-
Mrs. Stephanie-

Demo Day

The Ascension 4-H Demo Day is coming up on Friday, January 13th, and it’s never too early to begin planning! The holidays make a great time to work on your Demo Day submissions! There will also be activity stations for our 4-H members to participate in while the judging and contests take place. The Demo Day event details, registration link, and rules for each contest are posted in the Demo Day Contest tab at are the lists of contest offered:

  • Public Speaking (Senior level winners may be eligible for a 4-H University Scholarship)
  • Interview Preparation (Senior level winners may be eligible for a 4-H University Scholarship)
  • Dress Review Garment Judging
  • Ready to Wear Garment Judging and Contest
  • General & Food Demonstrations
  • **Throwback Contest** Ascension Chicken Que (Parish contest to prepare Asc. 4-H youth for State Commodity Amb. BBQ contest portion)
  • Commodity Ambassador Illustrated Talks & Demonstration Contests Winners may be selected to move onto state competition. Topics include- Egg Preparation Demo, or Seafood, Sugar, Sweet Potato, or Rice Illustrated Talks
  • LifeBook Cover Design Competition
  • Exhibits- No pre-registration required. (can be turned into the 4-H office prior to Demo Day) Exhibit Categories are as follows:
    • Sewing (Non-Wearable Only)
    • Project Exhibit– Educational display board about your 4-H project area.
    • Decorated Wreath

    Sweet Potato & Pecan Fundraiser- THANK YOU!

    Thanks for your support of the 8th Annual Ascension 4-H Foundation Sweet Potato and Pecan Fundraiser!! It was a success! With your help, we have sold 25,000 lbs. of sweet potatoes and 3,960 lbs. of pecan halves!!The money raised will help to support 4-H programming, end-of-the-year awards, and scholarships for camps & graduating seniors. Congratulations to Bryson D. (Lake) & Hudson C. (Central M) for being the top sellers for this year! The Top selling club is Lake Elementary!! Congratulations!

    Cookery Contest- December- Sugar

    Since there isn’t much time between the Poultry Contest and the Sugar Contest, we are announcing both on this November Clover Column! Be mindful all contests have had adjustments made so please read the guidelines very carefully! For each of our monthly contest entries, you will need to submit 2 copies of your recipe and 1-2 servings of your dish in a disposable container. You can earn extra points by submitting pictures of the before (ingredients), during preparation (action shots), and after (finished product) you have completed your dish and a short summary about your experience of cooking the dish. All of these extra components can be emailed to Mrs. Stephanie. The drop off day for your completed dish is on December 12th from 8 am to 5:30pm. From there, your entries will be judged by our volunteers. More detailed guidelines and explanations will be available soon on our website at!

    Livestock Show & Stick Horse Rodeo

    The Ascension Parish Livestock Show will be held at Lamar Dixon on January 20-21st!All livestock animals will arrive by 5pm Friday night, and we will kick off the show with our Annual Stick Horse Rodeo! All youth 11 and younger are encouraged to participate in the stick horse rodeo events, ranging from bucking stick horses to barrel racing and more! At $5.00 per event, registration for the stick horse events will kick off at 6 pm in Barn 8 at Lamar Dixon. There is no charge to watch! The judging of the livestock show will begin at 8 am Saturday morning. Come on by!

    Graduating Seniors- Honor Cords

    Don’t forget to apply to get your Honor Cords to wear while walking at your high school graduation! You have worked hard during your 4-H career so wear your honor cord PROUDLY! Applications are available and must be submitted online at Senior Honor Cords ( takes less than 5 minutes to complete! Applications are due by February 8th! The cords will be sent to the Ascension Extension Office and given at Achievement Day (unless needed earlier).

    4-H Night with the Pelicans

    Enjoy a fun filled night with the New Orleans Pelicans and 4-H on January 6th! Pelicans vs Brooklyn Nets and tip off will be at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased on an individual basis or as a group order. Discounted parking is also available by contacting There are tons more information so please check with our office for the full details and all the extra things you can participate in for this event! What’s Included with each ticket purchase:

    • City Edition Beanie Souvenir (Knit Hat) – Given out to all fans upon entering to the Smoothie King Center
    • Pelicans & 4-H t-shirt – Given out at the Pregame Tailgate Party 4:30pm-5:30pm
    • Pregame Tailgate Party - Arrive to the Smoothie King at 4:30pm to participate in the pregame tailgate party located on the Smoothie King Center Concourse
    • A portion of the ticket sale proceeds will benefit 4-H Foundation

    New Record Book Document

    There are changes to the State record book competition, so we will also update our Ascension Parish records competition. As you continue through the year, it’s important to keep track of all your activities and accomplishments to make submitting your record book easier in the spring. The NEW Record Book Document can be found at .This new document must be used for the parish and state record book competitions, so please start transitioning your info!

    12/2/2022 8:49:11 PM
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