Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann
Congratulations to the 4-H members who participated in the recent Jefferson Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery and Ambassador Contests! Overall winners will represent Jefferson Parish in the next level of competition in April. A complete list of winners is listed in the attached copy of the April 2012 newsletter.
Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology Camp
This special camp will be held Monday July 30—Friday, August 3 at the Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock, LA. It is open to boys and girls completing 7th grade or 8th grade as of May 2012. Tracks will cover Wetlands, Energy, Videography, Kitchen Chemistry, Outdoor Skills, ATV, and more! Participants will choose and participate in 3 of these tracks while at camp. Contact the 4-H Office to register.
The annual “4-H Day at the Capitol” has been announced by the State 4-H Office. All 4-H members and volunteers are invited to travel to Baton Rouge on Wednesday, May 30 to participate in this fun, educational event! Visit our historic state capitol building! See how our government works! Meet some of your Senators and Representatives who make up our Louisiana Legislature. The day will begin with a short program on the front steps of the Capitol at 10:00 a.m. Members from all over the state of Louisiana will participate. Contact the 4-H Office to register.
4-H members are encouraged to create a poster telling about beef and/or beef products. The finished poster should be appropriate for use on a billboard. Poster must be on 11” X 14” white poster board and should generate positive images of beef and beef products and not portray negative images of other food products (such as chicken, pork, etc.) Completed posters are due in the Jefferson Parish 4-H Office by Friday, May 4. See March 2012 newsletter for complete rules.
4-H Summer Camp
How would you like to spend a fun-filled week playing soft-ball, basketball, badminton, and volleyball? Maybe you would enjoy swimming in an Olympic-sized pool, canoeing, making handicrafts, and learning to shoot a bow and arrow. Maybe you would like to meet and get to know other 4-H members like yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting. If this sounds like fun, plan on spending a week at 4-H Camp this summer. Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 11—15. Camp is open to boys and girls in 4th—6th grades. Jefferson Parish campers will join boys and girls from other surrounding parishes at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA for a fun-filled week of adventures and good friends. (Pollock is located near Alexandria, LA in the central part of the state.) Campers will travel by bus to the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. Transportation is included in camp fees. Contact the 4-H Office to register.