November 2011

Casey Johnston, McCann, Jimmy D.  |  10/28/2011 8:19:55 PM

Clubs of the Month
Congratulations to the October clubs of the month!
1st place   OBCA 7-9
2nd place  Union Central 5
3rd place   Columbia 5
4th place   Union Central 6
5th place   OBCA 4-6

Louisiana Art and Folk Festival
We are very grateful to the 4-H Junior Leaders for volunteering their time! They assisted youth in the Children's Art Tent and the petting zoo, helped with face painting and sold 4-H hot sauce. Youth visiting the festival were able to participate in several activities free of charge.

4-H Junior Leader Club
This after-school project club for 4-H'ers in grades 7-12 met in October and participated in a "Pocket Magnet" demonstration presented by Colby Ainsworth, Destiny Nappier and Krista Weems. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8, 2011 at the Pre-Kindergarten Center from 4:15-5:45 p.m. Agenda items include collecting canned food items, collecting Christmas gifts for children and planning the Christmas social. Club dues are $20 which includes a 2011 Caldwell 4-H t-shirt.

Fashion, Food and Fitness Club
This after-school project club for 4-H'ers in grades 4-6 met in October and made hand tied scarves. The club participated in this hands-on activity as well as learning four different ways to wear a scarf. This club meets again on Nov. 3, 2011 at Union Central Elementary from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Club dues are $10.

4-H T-shirts
It's not too late to order your Caldwell 4-H t-shirt! Orders are being taken through Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Shirts are $13 and can be ordered from your 4-H leader, a 4-H Junior Leader or from the 4-H office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia, La. Place your order today!

4-H Hamburger Lunch
Ticket sales begin on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 for a hamburger lunch to be held on Friday, Dec. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Columbia, La. Plates will include hamburgers, chips and dessert and may be picked up from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Delivery can be arranged for orders of 15 plates or more. Tickets are $6 each with proceeds going to the Caldwell 4-H Foundation. If you are interested in donating a homemade dessert (cake, cookies, brownies), contact the Caldwell 4-H office at 318-649-2663 or by email at Desserts should be delivered to the 4-H office by noon on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. Tickets may be purchased from a 4-H Junior Leader or from the Caldwell 4-H office.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 3   Fashion, Food and Fitness Club meeting, Union Central Elementary, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Nov. 8   Junior Leader Club meeting, Pre-Kindergarten Center, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Nov. 9   Preregistration deadline for Fall Foods Festival
Nov. 14  Fall Foods Festival, Union Central Elementary, 8:45 a.m.
Nov. 29  Garments, shirts and Ready to Wear data forms due for Fashion Revue
Nov. 30  Modeling workshop scheduled for Fashion, Food and Fitness Club and Fashion Revue contestants
Dec. 5   Fashion Revue, Grayson Elementary auditorium, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 6   Junior Leader Club meeting, Pre-Kindergarten Center, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Dec. 9   4-H hamburger lunch, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church
Dec. 13  Photography Contest entries due

Jan. 3    Ag Expo photography contest entries due to 4-H office
Jan. 12  Fashion, Food and Fitness Club meeting, Union Central Elementary, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Jan. 17  Junior Leader Club meeting, Pre-Kindergarten Center, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Jan. 18  Preregistration deadline for Communication and Career Day
Jan. 20-21 Ag Expo, Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, La.
Jan. 21-22  State Fashion Camp, Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Pollock, La.

4-H Club Officers
Congratulations to the new 4-H club officers for the 2011-2012 club year!

Grayson Elementary 4-H
4-H leader: Penny Buckalew
4th Grade
President: Lindsey Coates
Vice President: Macie Black
Secretary: Brooke Babcock
Reporter: Jenna Beckley
5th Grade
President: Tanner Cubbit
Vice President: Destiny Perot
Secretary: Alexa Knighten
Reporter: Shayna Dollar

Caldwell Parish Junior High School
4-H leader: Portia Cassels
President: JaMichael Hunter
Vice President: Alexis Buckalew
Secretary: Macy Lee
Reporter: Liz Coates

Caldwell Parish High School
4-H leader: Judith McKee
President: Krista Weems
Vice President: Alicia Foy
Secretary: Tasha Smith
Reporter: Thomas Nagler

Ag Expo Photography Contest
Caldwell parish entries for the Ag Expo photography contest are due to the Caldwell 4-H office by Jan. 3, 2012. If you are interested in participating, please contact the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 or visit the AgExpo 4-H Photography Contest page on this site for more information. 

Fall Foods Festival
The 4-H Fall Foods Festival will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at Union Central Elementary school. The preregistration deadline for this event is Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. Please preregister by phone at 318-649-2663 or via email at stating contestant's name, school, grade, dish category and/or Consumer Foods Judging contest. Dish categories are ground beef, beef any other, chicken, egg, rice main dish, rice any other, pecan and sweet potato. Each 4-H'er may enter one dish per category. All dishes must be chilled and transported in an insulated ice chest with ice. Dishes not properly chilled will be disqualified. Recipes should be submitted on the recipe form available at the 4-H office or the Fall Foods Festival page on this site. Bring two copies of the recipe to the contest. The Consumer Foods Judging contest has been added to the Foods Festival. 4-H'ers who do not want to enter a dish can still compete during the Festival by entering this event. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. Please bring at least two canned food items to be donated to a local food pantry. Donated items will be accepted at the 4-H office during preregistration or at the contest site.

Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making Contest
The 4-H Fashion Revue and Consumer Decision Making contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at the Grayson Elementary school auditorium. All contestants are required to attend. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 is the deadline to turn in hand-made garments, shirts and data forms for this contest. Clothing construction categories are apron, tops or bottoms and complete outfit. Decorated shirt categories are shirts promoting 4-H and other. Ready-to-Wear contest categories are grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. Consumer Decision Making Contest categories are grades 4-6 and grades 7-12. First, second and third place winners will receive cash awards. Contest details can be found on the 4-H Fashion Revue page on this web site.

Photography Contest
Entries for the Caldwell 4-H Photography Contest are due to the 4-H office by Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Categories are story or series, plants or animals, people, structures or buildings. Photographs must be taken by the 4-H club member during the 2011 calendar year. 4-H'ers may enter from one to three categories. Cash awards will be given for first, second and third place winners in each category. Contest details can be found on the Photography Contest page on this web site.  
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