January 2012

Casey Johnston, McCann, Jimmy D.  |  1/7/2012 2:22:48 AM

As a local community service project, Caldwell 4-H Junior Leaders adopted youth at a local elementary school and gave them Christmas boxes filled with small gifts and toys.

Clubs of the Month
Congratulations to the following clubs:

  • 1st place, OBCA 7-9
  • 2nd place, Columbia 5
  • 3rd place, OBCA 4-6
  • 4th place, Central 5
  • 5th place, Central 4
Fall Foods Festival
Fifty Caldwell parish 4-H'ers participated in this year's 4-H Fall Foods Festival held on Nov. 14, 2011, at Union Central Elementary school. 4-H'ers had the opportunity to prepare and present dishes containing Louisiana commodities beef, chicken, egg, sweet potato, rice and pecan. 4-H'ers also competed in the Consumer Foods Judging Contest where they judged and ranked foods based on criteria such as nutritional and economic value. Judges from across the parish and region tasted and scored the 124 dishes on appearance, taste and use of commodity. During the judging, contestants participated in an educational nutrition program presented by LSU AgCenter nutrition educator Tammy Tarver and a technology awareness program presented by Dave Woerner, Assistant Director of Information Technology for the LSU AgCenter and Regional Coordinator for the Broadband Education Grant.

Beef - Any Other                                           
Kyle Parker                    2nd  Jessie Cruse                        3rd  Drew Frazier

Ground Beef
  Nealy McCoy                2nd  Taylor Snow                        3rd  Jessie Cruse

Lindsey Coates              2nd  Krista Weems                     3rd  Bailey Carson

  Macy Lee                        2nd  Ally Brown                            3rd  Krista Weems

Rice - Main Dish
Brooklyn Hatten              2nd  Meredith Scroggs                3rd  Bailey Carson

Rice - Any Other
  Lindsey Coates                2nd  Nealy McCoy                     3rd  Jaci Williams

  Taylor Snow                    2nd  Hope Reid                            3rd  Meredith Scroggs

Sweet Potato
Lindsey Coates                2nd  Anna Klair Spangler            3rd  Bailey Carson

Consumer Foods Judging 4-6
  Courtnie Frazier                2nd Lindsey Coates                    3rd  Shae McNemar

Consumer Foods Judging 7-12
  Mallory Dannehl                2nd  Shelby Strange                3rd  Bobbie Rae Butler

Best of Show
Nealy McCoy 

Congratulations to the first place winners and good luck to them when they compete at the Northeast Area Commodity Cookery that will be held in March 2012. The Caldwell 4-H program would like to thank Duff's Body Shop and Haven Home Health for sponsoring this event, the 16 judges who donated their time, Union Central Elementary for allowing us to use their facility and the educators who provided educational programs for the audience.

4-H Fashion Revue Winners Selected December 5, 2011 
4-H'ers modeled their Fashion Revue Contest handmade garments, ready-to-wear garments and handcrafted shirts on stage at Grayson Elementary school auditorium for an audience of family and friends on Dec. 5, 2011. Participants were judged on construction, appearance and consumer decision making skills.
Abbie McCann                        2nd  Erin Scott                        3rd  Railey Ellerbe
Blue ribbon:  Alicia Foy, Cari Scott
White ribbon: Raeghan Buckalew

Complete Outfit
  Meredith Scroggs                    2nd  Alicia Foy

Tops or Bottoms
  Shelby Strange                        2nd  Meredith Scroggs

Ready-to-Wear 4-6
  Abbie McCann                        2nd  Meredith Scroggs                3rd  Shae McNemar
Blue ribbon:  Cari Scott, Maura Roberts, Courtnie Frazier
White ribbon: Raeghan Buckalew, Taylor Snow

Ready-to-Wear 7-12
   Alicia Foy                              2nd  Erin Scott                                3rd  Shelby Strange
Blue ribbon: Ally Brown, Mallory Dannehl, Brooklyn Hatten

Decorated Shirt (4-H)
 Cari Scott                                2nd  Shae McNemar                      3rd  Courtnie Frazier
Blue ribbon: Erin Scott
Red ribbon: Raeghan Buckalew

Decorated Shirt (Any Other)
  Maura Roberts                       2nd  Jackson McCann                    3rd  Railey Ellerbe
Blue ribbon: Shae McNemar, Rowdy Michaud, Jaci Williams
Red ribbon: Raeghan Buckalew

Consumer Decision Making 4-6
  Jackson McCann                    2nd  Jaci Williams                           3rd  Abbie McCann
Blue ribbon: Shae McNemar
Red ribbon: Maura Roberts, Meredith Scroggs, Courtnie Frazier, Rowdy Michaud
White ribbon: Railey Ellerbe, Cari Scott

Consumer Decision Making 7-12
Nealy McCoy                        2nd  Alicia Foy                                3rd  Mallory Dannehl
Blue ribbon: Erin Scott, Shelby Strange
Red ribbon: Brooklyn Hatten
White ribbon: Ally Brown

First, second and third place winners received cash awards. All participants received ribbons. Best of Show-Cotton Award winner Meredith Scroggs will receive a $50 savings bond. Sponsors for this 4-H event were Billy Ellis, Noel Guerrero, Drew Keahey, Lelon Kenney and Charlie Mac Rowland.

4-H Junior Leaders Make Christmas Boxes for Local Youth
As a local community service project, the 4-H Junior Leadership Club adopted youth at Columbia Elementary and filled a large shoe box with small gifts and toys. 4-H Junior Leaders were responsible for selecting the age appropriate gifts for these youth. 4-H'ers also collected canned goods to be presented to a family in the Columbia Elementary community. The 4-H Junior Leadership club is open to 4-H club members in grades 7 through 12. The mission is to develop leadership skills in youth and participate in community service and service learning projects.

4-H T-shirts
There are still a few 4-H t-shirts available for purchase at $13 each. Sizes available include adult medium, adult large, adult extra large and adult 2x. Contact your 4-H leader or the 4-H office to purchase a shirt.

4-H Night with the New Orleans Hornets
4-H Night with the Hornets will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the New Orleans Arena where the New Orleans Hornets will play the Portland Trail Blazers. Tickets are $25 each. If you are interested in ordering tickets, please contact 4-H agent Casey Beavers at (318) 649-2663. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Feb. 1, 2012.

2012 Upcoming Events
Jan. 12  Fashion, Food, Fitness Club meeting - Union Central Elementary
Jan. 17  Junior Leader meeting - Prekindergarten Center
Jan. 18  Pre-registration deadline for Communication and Career Day, including Ambassador Talks
Jan. 18-21  Ag Alley / Ag Expo - Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, La.
Jan. 21  Fashion Camp - Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, La.
Jan. 30  Communication and Career Day - Union Central Elementary

Feb. 1  Dairy Billboard entries due
Feb. 1  Deadline to purchase tickets for 4-H Night with the New Orleans Hornets
Feb. 1-4  Northeast District Livestock Show - Delhi, La.
Feb.  10  4-H Night with the Hornets - New Orleans, La.
Feb. 11-18  State Livestock Show - Gonzalez, La.
Feb. 29  Beef Poster entries due

March 6  Area Cookery Contest - Rayville Civic Center
March 9-11  State Junior Leader Conference - Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, La.
March 17-18  State Food and Fitness Camp - Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, La.
March 19  Pet Show - Caldwell Parish High School tennis court
March 30-April 1  TEAM Camp (grades 7-8) - Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, La.
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