Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann
Belle Chasse Primary School in Plaquemines Parish was the host site for the 2012 4-H Officer/Leader Training held on Saturday, October 20. Jefferson Parish 4-H club officers and leaders joined participants from Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and Plaquemines parishes. Club officers received special training in their specific officer responsibilities followed by special workshops in four different areas. Volunteer leaders participated in a separate leader workshop. The day ended with a hot dog lunch. Participants will receive Officer/Leader Training T-Shirts at November club meetings.
Calling all 4-H Chefs! It’s time once again for the Jefferson Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery/ Ambassador Contests! The first level of this contest will be held within your 4-H Club. Your club leader will announce the contest date and time. First Place Blue Award Winners from the club contests and any Mailbox Member will be eligible to participate in the Parish wide Commodity Cookery Contest in the spring of 2013. See your club leader or attached rules for more details.
Throughout the entire month of November, we are asking 4-Hers to collect new toys for our annual toy drive. Toys should be new, unwrapped, and target youth ages 9 and older. Gift cards from places such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Dollar Tree make great gifts! That would give recipients an opportunity to select their own gift! We are also collecting other Christmas items such as: Christmas socks, Christmas books , Santa hats, Christmas puzzles, Christmas coloring books and crayons. These items will be distributed to needy youth in the area. All items should be new! If you have toys that need to be picked up, please call our office at (504)736-6519.
The Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors three special awards to recognize outstanding individual project work. These awards are the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Award of Excellence for Junior 4-H Members, 4-H Key Club Award for Senior members, and the 4-H Honor Cord for graduating 4-H members. See attached newsletter for more details.
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Shirt Orders are still being accepted until November 30. Shirt orders and payment must be mailed to: Jefferson Parish 4-H Office, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 300, Jefferson, LA 70123. Make checks payable to Jefferson Parish 4-H Clubs. The cost is $10.00.