4-H Clover Talk

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

November 2020

7: Shooting sports practice- 10a.m.- Leesville city shooting range.

22: Shooting sports practice-10a.m. -Leesville city shooting range.

30: Teen Leader meeting-7p.m. -Rodeo Arena

December 2020

5: Louisiana 4-H day of service

Shooting sports practice- 10a.m – Leesville city shooting


14: Capture that Photography Contest entries due.

20: Shooting sports practice-10a.m. -Leesville city shooting range.

21: Teen leader raffle ticket drawing for Creedmoor Rifle package

Welcome Back

Welcome Back to School and 4-H

Welcome back to 4-H here in Vernon Parish and yes 4-H goes on! We may look a little different. We are going to be coming to meetings virtually and face to face when allowed! Welcome, also to all our new members, leaders, and principals! We look forward to an exciting year with lots of great activities and programs that promise to be fun and educational.

We challenge each of you to get involved and stay active. Remember, the more you put into 4-H, the more you will get out of it! We also challenge each of you to get your friends, family members, and peers involved.4-H can offer many things: new friends, leadership skills, community service skills, trips, scholarships and much more.

Look for an exciting year filled with workshops, contests, socials, community service projects, 4-H dances and so much more! So, get involved today and help us to make 4-H in 2020-2021 the best year ever! Check out the Vernon Parish 4-H Facebook page to stay current on registration, etc.

Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, national origin, or sexual orientation.

Vernon Parish Back Pack Project

Vernon Parish Backpack Project Providing Nutrition for Needy Kids

According to a study by Feeding America, an estimated 13 million American children under the age of five are at risk of hunger. The U.S. Census estimated that 18.3% of Vernon Parish residents were considered below poverty level in 2018. Going hungry will have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. Behavioral problems have also been linked to hunger in children. Hungry children have a hard time learning and concentrating.

When students are not in school, they may not get the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. By sending these students home with a backpack filled with nutritious, non-perishable foods and snacks, the students are getting some of their dietary needs met when school is out for the holidays. Any non-perishable food that the child can open and eat directly from the container, such as: peanut butter, cheese crackers, snack size bags of cookies/ crackers, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, juice boxes, dried fruit, granola bars, service size boxes or cereal. Small Ziploc bags and plastic spoons would also be welcome. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!! The Vernon Parish 4-H Teen Leaders have taken on this backpack project to assist Mrs. Leslie Ortiz in this very worthwhile endeavor and are hoping to provide these backpacks to children in need at each of the schools in Vernon Parish. Donations of food, backpacks or money can be brought to Mrs. Leslie at the Special Education Center across from the School Board Office, or to the 4-H office in the Old Courthouse. Checks can be made out to Vernon Parish 4-H for the purchase of items to complete these backpacks. Help us provide nutrition to our needy children today! For more information, contact Mrs. Leslie at 239-9041 or Mrs. Kem at 239-3231.

Attention Leaders!!

Attention Leaders!!

Remember that 1st-5th place will receive points for the “Club of the Year” award for the collection on December 7th.

2020 Photography Contest

2020 Capture That Photography Contest

Did you miss entering your photography in the fair? Well here is your chance to show off your skills. Open to all Vernon Parish students and residents. All entries are due to Mrs. Kem at kjohnson@agcneter.lsu.edu as jpegs no later than midnight Monday December the 14th. Prizes are ribbons and bragging rights as winners of the first ever Capture That Photography Contest!

Division are:

Youth and Clover Buds (3rd grade and below),

Elementary (4th - 6th grade), Junior (7th - 8th grade), Senior (9th 12th grade), Adult (age 18-59) and Goldens (ages 60+)

Categories: (may enter one per category)

Color photos:

People Places Animals

Things Other

2020 Expressions (1 photo to tell the story of 2020)

Photo Story (3-6 photos to tell a story)

Black & White photos:

People Places Animals

Things Other

2020 Expressions (1 photo to tell the story of 2020)

Photo Story (3-6 photos to tell a story)

4-H Teen Leader Meeting

4-H Teen Leader Meeting

Are you ready to meet face to face?!Yes, we must wear a mask and social distance, but we can meet! On Monday, November30th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We will hold the 4-H Teen Leader meeting in person at the rodeo arena! This meeting will be open to all 4-H members that are 13 years of age or older and are in the 7th through 12th grades. Join us for a night to volunteer for the Backpack Project, Louisiana 4-H Day of Service, and more! No Dues this year!

Donate Your Beads to a Good Cause

Donate your beads to a good cause!!

Bring your Mardi Gras beads to the Vernon 4-H office .All beads collected will be donated to the Autism Society of SWLA. All money raised will help send these awesome kids to Summer Camp.

Donate your Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals for the Louisiana Lion’s Camp Summer Camp Carnival

These stuffed animals will be used as prizes for the children attending summer camp .Bring your donation to the 4-H office or Teen Leader Meetings.

Livestock Program

Livestock Program

Did you ever want to how and animal? Now is the time of year to start thinking about showing Livestock for next year. There are projects available for many types of animals: rabbits, poultry, horses, cattle, goats, sheep, and swine. Talk to your parents and contact Mr. Chad for more information at (337) 239-3231.

Ronald McDonald House Tab Challenge

Ronald McDonald House Tab Challenge

WOW!! We have collected over 1,200 pounds of tabs for Ronald McDonald House! We kick off our fall collection with tabs due on Monday, December 7th.A Pizza or ice cream party of on the line!

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports Play Day

The Vernon Parish Shooting Sports Play Day is November 7th.You will be able to register to become a member of the Vernon Parish 4-H Shooting Sports team, meet the instructors and other participants, and shoot traps and archery targets.

Vernon Parish 4-H Ball Caps

Vernon Parish 4-H Ball Caps Available!

$15.00 each. Choice of soft bill with netted back in green and white or hard or soft bill solid in khaki, black or pink or your school color. Hard bill with netted back are $20.00 each. Choice of Safety Green and Charcoal, Turquoise and Charcoal or Orange and Charcoal. Order yours today.

4-H Parents

4-H Parents!

Is your child losing their Clover Talk?Do you want to know more about what goes on in 4-H?Do you want to be current on due dates, contest dates, service projects and more?

SIGN-UP to be added to our e-mail list and receive the Clover Talk and other significant information in your in box.To sign up e-mail us at Vernon@agcenter.lsu.edu with your name, phone number and email address.

Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status, or disability.If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation in an activity, please contact us at 337-239-3231.

Vernon Parish

201 South 3rd St.

Leesville, Louisiana 71446



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